Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 2 months ago

Beckham went 0-for-3 as the White Sox's starting shortstop Thursday.

He got the nod at shortstop with Alexei Ramirez dealing with a foot injury. He and Carlos Sanchez should be next at short should Ramirez be out for an extended period of time. The 0-fer dropped Beckham's batting average to a season-worst .195. After a surprisingly strong start to the year, Beckham is slashing .127/.186/.203 since the start of June.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 2 months ago

Beckham hit a game-winning solo home run Sunday against the Rangers.

The home run was Beckham's fourth of the season, and it looks like he is on track for another single-digit home run year despite being in the prime power years of his career. For a time in May and June it looked like Beckham might be edging out Conor Gillaspie for the White Sox's starting third base gig, but Gillaspie has seen more time over the past 10 games as Beckham's bat continues to slip.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 2 months ago

Beckham went 0-for-3 as the White Sox's starting second baseman Thursday.

This was Beckham's first start (and fourth) of the season at second base, and it is a bit surprising the White Sox did not throw him there sooner with Carlos Sanchez and Micah Johnson struggling at the position. Beckham has been in a bit of an offensive spiral himself of late, and he has a .501 OPS over his last 81 plate appearances.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 3 months ago

Beckham is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

Beckham has been getting most of the playing time at third base, along with occasional starts at shortstop and second base. He was in the lineup for 20 of the past 21 games, but the at-bats may start to dry up a bit, as he has just one hit in his last nine contests (27 at-bats). If Beckham loses some at-bats, it will mostly benefit Conor Gillaspie, and perhaps Emilio Bonifacio. Gillaspie is starting at third base Tuesday night.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 3 months ago

Manager Robin Ventura said he will continue to mix and match Beckham and Conor Gillapsie at third base, the Chicago Tribune reports

Ventura has actually done very little in terms of mixing and matching lately - the team's third base role has belonged to Beckham. Gilaspie has only made three starts in June, and Beckham offers more apparent upside at both the plate and in the field.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 3 months ago

Beckham is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports.

Beckham's string of seven straight starts will come to an end, as manager Robin Ventura turns third base back over to Conor Gillaspie. The White Sox faced a number of right-handers during that stretch of starts, so it's possible Beckham may no longer be stuck in a hard timeshare with Gillaspie at third base. Beckham doesn't offer much in the counting categories, but he's delivered a respectable .263/.321/.394 line across 112 plate appearances.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 3 months ago

Beckham is in the lineup Monday against Toronto.

Beckham will make his first start since Thursday, taking over for Conor Gillaspie at third base. Beckham will bat second against Jays' starter Drew Hutchison.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 4 months ago

Beckham is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game in Milwaukee, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Conor Gillaspie is starting at third base for a second straight game, after Beckham handled four of the previous five contests. Beckham is having the better season, but Gillaspie has six hits in his last four games, with a home run, a triple and a double. The two may continue to split playing time.

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 4 months ago

Beckham will start at third base Sunday against the Reds for the fourth time in five games.

It's probably too early to say that Beckham has completely usurped Conor Gillaspie of the starting gig at the hot corner, but he certainly appears to be in the driver's seat right now. His 2-for-3 performance in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader boosted his season average to .290, a mark that's higher than Gillaspie's on-base percentage (.286).

Gordon Beckham 2B/3B CWS 4 months ago

Beckham will make his fifth start of the year at third base Sunday against the Twins.

Beckham will get a relatively rare start in favor of Conor Gillaspie, who is getting a regular day off. Manager Robin Ventura has managed to find Beckham 20 at-bats this season, and the 28-year-old has returned the favor with seven hits, a double and a home run.