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Josh Beckett has surgery on neck

Updated: July 10, 2013, 10:34 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett underwent surgery to relieve pressure on a nerve in his neck on Wednesday.

Beckett, 33, was 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA in eight starts and hasn't pitched since May 13. The Dodgers are hopeful he can pitch next season, when he'll be in the final year of a contract that will pay him $15.75 million.

The three-time All-Star joined the Dodgers last August in a blockbuster nine-player trade with the Red Sox along with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, ...

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