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Beckett would have been a free agent in the winter, so his departure frees up $15.75 million in payroll.

She's the ex-girlfriend of Red Sox starter Josh Beckett.

"It's an incredible coincidence," said Tribe spokesman Bob Di Biasio.

LOUIS -- Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, who threw a no-hitter in May but was on the disabled list for most of the last three months of the season, announced his retirement after the team was eliminated from the National League Division Series in a 3-2 loss in Game 4 on Tuesday night.

Beckett's season ended with torn labrum in his left hip. Although many pitchers return from the arthroscopic operation and the resulting three-month rehab, Beckett said that's not in his plans.

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"I just don't see me going through that rehab and coming back to pitch at this point in my life," he said.

Beckett, 34, went 6-6 with a 2.88 ERA in what was looking like a comeback-of-the-year season after he missed most of 2013 with surgery to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome by removing a rib near his neck.