15DGordon Beckham 2B/3B ATL 3 days ago

Beckham (hamstring) will begin his rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Gwinnett.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Beckham appears to be getting back to full speed on schedule. As long as he doesn't experience any setbacks in the coming days, he could be very close to returning from the disabled list.

15DGordon Beckham 2B/3B ATL 4 days ago

Beckham (hamstring) ran Sunday and is nearing a rehab assignment, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

it's likely that Beckham will push through a rehab assignment in a matter of days, which could allow him to return to the Braves' roster as soon as this weekend.

15DGordon Beckham 2B/3B ATL 2 weeks ago

Beckham (hamstring) will begin rehab Tuesday in Orlando, Kevin McAlpin of the Braves Radio Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Beckham began running Monday and will continue to progress to more rigorous rehab exercises as the week goes on. The former first-round pick was hitting .280/.357/.360 with three RBI in 10 games before suffering his hamstring injury.

15DGordon Beckham 2B/3B ATL 3 weeks ago

Beckham (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Beckham was still dealing with soreness Monday after injuring his hamstring Saturday, which led the Braves to ultimately send him to the DL. This doesn't shake things up too much, as Beckham mostly acted as a reserve for Atlanta, although Daniel Castro could become the primary infield reserve with Beckham out of the picture for a while. In a corresponding move, right-handed-pitcher Ryan Weber was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.

15DGordon Beckham 2B/3B ATL 3 weeks ago

Beckham is still feeling soreness after being forced from Saturday's game with a hamstring injury, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Beckham will not be in the lineup for Sunday's game, and he will get another day to rest Monday without a game on the schedule for the Braves. The team is hoping a couple days off will help him avoid a stint on the disabled list, but that decision will ultimately be made at a later date.

15DGordon Beckham 2B/3B ATL 3 weeks ago

Beckham was pulled from Saturday's game against the Marlins because of a hamstring injury.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Beckham was forced from the game with a hamstring injury and was replaced in the lineup by Daniel Castro. Beckham finishes the night 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI. The severity of the injury remains unclear at this point in time, so we'll have to wait for more news on the injury before offering further clarification. The Braves play the Marlins again on Sunday, so Beckham's availability for that outing remains unclear.

15DGordon Beckham 2B/3B ATL 3 weeks ago

Beckham was 2-for-4 with two RBI in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The utility infielder has been productive recently when called upon, with Friday's performance serving as the fourth time in the last six games where he's hit safely. The veteran doesn't offer much in the way of power, but provided some clutch hitting against the Marlins with a two-out eighth inning single that plated Freddie Freeman. Beckham is slashing a modest .286/.375/.381 line over 21 at-bats so far this season.

15DGordon Beckham 2B/3B ATL 3 weeks ago

Beckham reached base three times and went 2-for-3 at the plate on Tuesday against the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Beckham was given the start at second base and batted eighth in the Braves' lineup. The 29-year-old has only started in two of the Braves' first seven games and has been more of a utility backup for the club. He's 3-for-12 at the plate in his six appearances, four of which came as a pinch-hitter later on in the game.

15DGordon Beckham 2B/3B ATL 2 months ago

Beckham compiled two hits, including a walk, run, and RBI apiece in Wednesday's 8-8 stalemate against St. Louis.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Last season with the Whitesox, Beckham compiled a .209 average in 100 games. Underperforming seasons like last year have become the norm for Beckham as he's now seen batting averages of .234 or lower in four of his seven MLB seasons. The 29-year-old is likely second on the depth chart at third base, currently competing with fellow hot-corner infielder Adonis Garcia who produced a much more reliable .277 average in 191 at-bats for the Braves in 2015.

15DGordon Beckham 2B/3B ATL 2 months ago

Beckham is aiming to be the Braves' starting third baseman, MLB.com reports. "My goal is to play third every day, and that's what I want to do," Beckham said. "They said I would have an opportunity to do that. I'm just going to take them at their word and go out there with my head down for about a month. Hopefully, at the end of it, that will be where I am at."

Competitive Edge Analysis

A short-end platoon role at second base alongside Jace Peterson seems like a worst-case scenario for Beckham to start the season, but he's aiming much higher. Manager Fredi Gonzalez is said to be keeping an open mind, and the competition ahead of Beckham at third (Adonis Garcia and Kelly Johnson) isn't exactly stellar, but Beckham will need to show significant improvement at the dish in order to win an everyday job. He posted just a .607 OPS in 100 games for the White Sox last year and has largely struggled at the major league level since his rookie season in 2009.