After a successful close to 2001 Beckett won the fifth starter spot. In 2002 he made 21 starts and finished with a 6-7 record. Beckett was plagued with blister problems, which forced him out of games and to miss starts frequently. In 2003 Beckett had emerged as Florida's Opening Day starter, but missed most of May and all of June. Beckett was back in plenty of time to be the number one starter during the Marlins' run to the playoffs as the Wild Card.
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