Beckham, who was scratched from Monday's game with tightness in his leg, is 3 for 7 with one walk in three appearances this spring.
"It's too early in camp to kind of push anything," Beckham said. "It's kind of a fluke thing that I'm not playing today. It's not really a big deal."
Beckham has played in two games this spring, going 1 for 4 with one walk. He hit .267/.322/.372 with five home runs and 24 RBI in 371 at-bats last season.
Beckham has struggled to hit in the majors, and could be facing a crucial season in his career. While he's going to try a slightly different stance, he said he doesn't want to talk much about his changes anymore. Beckham has attempted to alter his stance in the past, and it hasn't worked out for him, so he's cautious about speaking of specific changes.
Beckham hit .267/.322/.372 in 371 at-bats last season.
"It’s a possibility the way it’s shaking out right now," Ventura said of Beckham batting second. "That’s a possibility. You could have Alexei (Ramirez) there too. There’s a few options to think about, we can tinker with."
Beckham hit just .190 in 36 games batting second last season. In his career hitting second, Beckham has a .227 average with a .295 on-base percentage. Beckham could be better off batting eighth, where he owns a career .302 average in 130 games.
"Everybody is going to be playing and moving around in the lineup so we’ll see what works," Ventura said, per ESPN. "We had periods where (Beckham) batted eighth and did pretty good and went to second and wasn’t so good and back to eighth. It’s a natural spot for him. The way he plays and what he does that plate, I think it’d be a good spot for him."
"I feel good and my body feels healed from the injuries I had," Beckham said. "I felt like I was just limping around the last month and a half. It was tough.
"But it was a tough year for everybody. Not just me, but the way the team went, how many games we lost. It was very trying on us and our patience, but it will be good motivation for this year to make sure we remember. We don't always want to harp on it, but we always want to remember what it felt like so we're not in that position this year."
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|vs Guthrie (Career)||30||7||2||.467||.270||.233|
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