Righty makes eighth career trip to DL

Updated: June 17, 2005, 7:21 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Florida Marlins right-hander Josh Beckett was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.

Josh Beckett
Starting Pitcher
Florida Marlins
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2005 SEASON STATISTICS
GM W L BB K ERA
14 7 5 30 81 3.35

The move is retroactive to Wednesday. Beckett developed the blister on Tuesday, leaving after 5 1/3 innings of the Marlins' 14-0 loss at the Cubs.

It's the eighth trip to the disabled list for Beckett, who's in his fourth full major-league season. Six of those stints have been because of blisters.

Florida recalled right-hander Nate Bump from Triple-A Albuquerque to replace Beckett on the roster.

Beckett, the 2003 World Series MVP, is 7-5 with a 3.35 ERA this season. Bump was 0-3 with a 3.51 ERA in 21 relief appearances for Florida earlier this year.


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