Los Angeles pitcher Josh Beckett confirmed his retirement after the Cardinals eliminated the Dodgers on Tuesday night in the NLDS.
“I just don’t see me going through that rehab and coming back to pitch at this point in my life,” the righty told MLB.com.
The Dodgers starter suffered a hip injury that put him on the disabled list for the second half of the season. Though a return to big-league play would merely require surgery and three months of rehab, Beckett has opted for chicken and beer in his man cave next season rather than in the locker room.
The former staff ace for the Red Sox and Marlins finishes his 14-year career with World Series rings with those two teams, a 138-106 record, and a nice no-hitter career coda with the Dodgers in May.