PHOENIX -- Josh Beckett, throwing on a short rest, looked sharp in a four-inning effort against a team of Dodger minor leaguers Thursday.
Beckett gave up three hits -- one that never left the infield and another that bounced over the mound and into center field -- and struck out three. He threw 58 pitches and did not allow a run.
Beckett's regular pitching day was moved up 24 hours, Manager Don Mattingly said, to get him on a more favorable schedule heading into the season.
Beckett, who has been emphasizing his off-speed pitches more this spring, threw a number of sharp breaking pitches. But he appeared to be having trouble with the grip and release point on his changeup.