Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to the All-Star break due to what was termed as a right hip impingement.
According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Beckett returned to the mound Saturday and was pleasantly surprised by his progress.
#Dodgers Josh Beckett said he "felt better than I expected " throwing off mound for 1st time since contrast MRI and cortisone injection— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 19, 2014
The Dodgers have yet to make an official announcement on the next step, but Beckett is aiming to return Tuesday against the Pirates
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