Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 1 week ago

Beckham went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run in the White Sox's win over the Reds on Thursday.

The extra-base hits were the first of the spring for Beckham, who started at third base. Beckham may only be hitting .154 through 26 Cactus League at-bats, but he appears to b a pretty good bet to make the 25-man roster as a backup infielder.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 2 months ago

Beckham signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the White Sox on Wednesday.

While on some level this makes sense because the White Sox were the team that drafted and developed Beckham, it is also interesting because they have gotten to see firsthand how mediocre he has become. He certainly won't be an everyday player if Chicago can stay healthy, as Emilio Bonifacio and Micah Johnson, among others, should also vie for at-bats at second base. But he offers the ability to play third base and shortstop as well, should a need arise, which seems to be the primary reason the White Sox signed him. He has not posted an OPS above .700 since 2009, and should only be considered in very deep AL-only leagues.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 4 months ago

The Angels declined to tender Beckham a contract.

The White Sox basically gave the former first-round pick (8th overall in 2008) away at the deadline, and the change of scenery did help Beckham get on track to a certain extent. He hit .268/.328/.429 in 26 games with Anaheim after slashing just .221/.263/.336 in 101 games with Chicago, but it wasn't nearly enough to want to make the Angels pick up his $4-plus million price tag for 2015.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 6 months ago

Beckham went 1-for-3 with a home run in a loss to the A's on Tuesday.

Beckham received the start at third base Tuesday, as David Freese was given the night off due to mid-back tightness. Freese will remain the team's everyday man at the hot corner when healthy, but the Angels will likely look to get Beckham's bat in the lineup whenever possible, as he has notched a .798 OPS in 23 games since being acquired by from the White Sox.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 6 months ago

Beckham will get the start Monday against the Athletics, the Orange County Register reports.

With Howie Kendrick (hamstring) out of the lineup, Beckham will make his first start since Thursday's loss to the Mariners. Beckham has six hits and two RBI in 21 September at-bats.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 7 months ago

Beckham is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Astros, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

With five starts in the last six games entering Wednesday, Beckham has seemed to make a push for claiming the starting third base job over David Freese. While give way to Freese on Wednesday, Beckham's hot bat since joining the Angels may prove too potent to keep on the bench with any regularity.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 7 months ago

Beckham went 3-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in a loss to the Astros on Tuesday.

Beckham has started to come alive in his time with the Angels, tallying seven hits and six RBI in his last 17 at-bats. Meanwhile, David Freese, who is in the middle of an 0-for-17 slump, was given the night off. As the Halos are in the thick of a pennant race, they may choose to ride the hot hand in the month of September, which could mean more time for Beckham at the hot corner going forward.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 7 months ago

Beckham isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Athletics, Eric Kay of the Angels' official site reports.

Since joining the Angels last week via trade, Beckham has started five of the past seven games, garnering 17 at-bats. However, he'll yield third base to David Freese, while Mike Trout gets a day off in the field by taking on DH.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 7 months ago

Beckham was traded to the Angels on Thursday for a player to be named later, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Through mid-June, Beckham looked to be on track for his best season since his rookie campaign of 2009, but things quickly tailed off after that, with his batting average dropping from a peak of .297 to his current .221 mark. With the White Sox determining he would no longer develop into the premium hitter they thought they had drafted in the first round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Beckham will head to Anaheim, clearing the way for Marcus Semien to take over the keystone. The Angels appear content with Howie Kendrick and David Freese as their second and third basemen, respectively, leaving Beckham to serve as a utility infielder or DH option with his new club.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 7 months ago

Beckham is out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Orioles.

Beckham followed up a five-game hitting streak by going hitless in six at-bats over the last two outings. Such is the fate of the .221 hitter, who is yielding second base to Leury Garcia.