Traded to the Red Sox from the Florida Marlins on Thanksgiving 2005, Josh Beckett pitched for Boston from 2006 to 2012. Beckett recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in 2008 and his 100th career win in 2009 with the Sox, and was the first Red Sox pitcher to hit a home run in 35 years.
Beckett fell out of favor with fans in Boston in 2012 because of poor performance and his role in the previous season’s chicken and beer in the clubhouse scandal, and was traded to Los Angeles in August 2012. Beckett has been on the DL since May 13 after starting eight games this season for the Dodgers, going 0-5 with a 5.19 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 43.1 innings. He is slated to undergo season-ending surgery on his neck later in July.