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Dodgers Place Josh Beckett on The 15-Day DL, Recall Pedro Baez


LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed right-handed pitcher Josh Beckett on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 7) with a left hip impingement and recalled right-handed reliever Pedro Baez from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Baez was previously recalled for one game earlier this year, May 5 at Washington, and allowed two runs on two hits in 1.0 inning of relief in his Major League debut. The converted infielder opened the year at Double-A Chattanooga and went 2-1 with six saves and a 2.79 ERA (6 ER/19.1 IP) in 17 games to earn a May 25 promotion to Albuquerque. The 26-year-old last pitched on Saturday, allowing three runs on two hits in 1.0 inning vs. Las Vegas, and has posted a 4.50 ERA (8 ER/16.0 IP) in 17 appearances with the Isotopes.

Beckett tossed 5.0 scoreless innings and picked up the win on Sunday at Colorado, but was removed after just 82 pitches. Beckett opened the season of the DL with a right thumb contusion, but has made each of his 17 starts since then, going 6-5 with a 2.26 ERA.

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