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Beckett back to 'normal'

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07:38 AM ET 02.26 | Situation normal? After nearly a year away from the mound and an invasive surgery without much of a track record, it's probably the nicest thing anyone could say about Josh Beckett this spring. "If I didn't know he'd had anything done or he'd had any problems, it would have looked like a normal Josh Beckett," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "It looks free and easy. It's not like after every throw he's laboring. It just looked normal." ... Beckett takes the word "normal" as a compliment. When he tried throwing in the first weeks after surgery to remove a rib and relieve thoracic outlet syndrome last year, Beckett said his shoulder was "unbelievably sore" from the procedure. That eliminated any thoughts he had about returning to pitch down the stretch or in the playoffs.

The Orange County Register

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February 26, 2014  08:09 AM ET

Beckett back to normal and headed to the Cleveland Indians by the trading deadline.

February 26, 2014  08:13 AM ET
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Beckett back to normal and headed to the Cleveland Indians by the trading deadline.

Now that would put Slink over the edge.................if he's not already there.

February 26, 2014  08:14 AM ET
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Now that would put Slink over the edge.................if he's not already there.

Ha! He calls him Beckette ... and yeah ... I think Slink went over the edge a LOOOOONG time ago.

February 26, 2014  08:39 AM ET

He's in the last year of the 4yr/$68M deal that he signed while with the Red Sox.

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February 26, 2014  09:08 AM ET
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Hahaha!HOKA got called out by Stupid Moron!

Stupid MORMON, you mean ... an imposter?

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February 26, 2014  09:10 AM ET
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Hell you say Cat!

:)

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February 26, 2014  09:16 AM ET
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And there's Maude?

Don't do it ... don't you do it.

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