Beckham agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million deal with the Mariners on Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. The 28-year-old struggled in his first full season with the Orioles last season, producing just a .230/.287/.374 slash line with 12 homers and 35 RBI. Despite the poor showing, Nightengale adds that Beckham is expected to compete with J.P. Crawford for the starting shortstop role. Even if he doesn't start, Beckham has experience at each infield position, which could help him carve out a role as a reserve utility infielder for Seattle.
Beckham wasn't tendered a contract by the Orioles for the 2019 season. The Orioles will move on from Beckham after he posted a .230/.287/.374 slash line with 12 homers and 35 RBI over 96 games a season ago.
Beckham will sit for the second straight game Friday against the Astros, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Beckham hasn't played the field in a full week but has appeared as a designated hitter three times in the last six games. Jonathan Villar will remain the Orioles' shortstop Friday.
Beckham is not in the lineup against the Astros on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Beckham will receive a day off after starting four of the past six games. Dating back to the start of the month, he's slashed .283/.333/.472 with three home runs and seven RBI in 15 games. Jonathan Villar will start at shortstop while Steve Wilkerson gets a start at second base.
Beckham is not in the lineup for Game 2 fo Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Beckham will sit for the second half of Wednesday's twin bill after going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Game 1. Jonathan Villar slides to shortstop in his absence, opening up a spot for Steve Wilkerson to start at the keystone.