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Beckett's arm feels 'normal' after 128-pitch no-no

Beckett's arm feels 'normal' after 128-pitch no-no

LOS ANGELES -- The day after his 128-pitch no-hitter, Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett, 34, said his arm felt "pretty normal. A pretty common day after a start. Certainly, when I was younger, I would feel a little bit better the day after."

Manager Don Mattingly said the Dodgers would closely monitor Beckett before his next scheduled start, Friday against Pittsburgh.

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"We'll see how he is," Mattingly said. "He said he feels good today."

Beckett's mound opponent on Friday is scheduled to be left-hander Francisco Liriano. Drew Butera, who caught Beckett's no-hitter, was the catcher for Liriano's no-hitter for the Twins on May 3, 2011.

Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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