BOSTON — Big things may be afoot on Yawkey Way this weekend, as Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett was reportedly claimed on waivers on Friday afternoon.
CSNNE’s Sean McAdam reported via Twitter that Beckett was claimed by the Dodgers. Originally, McAdam reported the claim was made by “an unidentified team,” but he later confirmed it was indeed the Dodgers.
Beckett becomes the second Sox player claimed in one day, as they claimed Adrian Gonzalez off waivers earlier on Friday.
Beckett being claimed means the Red Sox can either work out a trade with the Dodgers, let Beckett go to the Dodgers (with the Dodgers on the hook for the remaining two-plus years and more than $30 million remaining on his contract) or pull him back off waivers and keep him on the Red Sox.
Beckett has 10-5 rights, meaning he’s a 10-year veteran with five years on his current team, which means he can veto any potential deal the Sox make.