Part of last summer’s blockbuster trade between the Red Sox and LA Dodgers, pitcher Josh Beckett is expected to make $31.5 million over the next two seasons. Last season, Beckett started seven games for the Dodgers and went 2-3 with a 2.93 ERA.
Traded to the Red Sox from the Florida Marlins on Thanksgiving 2005, 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. But he 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.