Updating a previous report, Beckham (suspension) hasn't agreed to a contract with the Padres and remains a free agent, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Heyman mistakenly relayed earlier Wednesday that Beckham reached a minor-league deal with the Padres, but he meant to report that Gordon Beckham had signed with San Diego. Tim Beckham -- who still has 32 games to serve on the 80-game suspension he received last August -- continues to talk with a number of clubs and is hopeful to find work at some point this spring.
Beckham (suspension) agreed to a minor-league contract with the Padres on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Beckham will presumably join the Padres' big club for spring training, but since he'll have to serve 32 more games on the 80-game suspension he received last August, he's not a candidate to make San Diego's Opening Day roster. That being said, the 30-year-old's ability to provide moderate power at multiple infield spots should help his case for getting a look with the big-league squad at some point in 2020, especially if Jurickson Profar can't meet expectations as the Padres' everyday second baseman. Beckham slashed .237/.293/.461 with 15 home runs and 47 RBI in 88 games with the Mariners in 2019 before being slapped with the ban for violating the league's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Beckham (suspension) wasn't tendered a contract by the Mariners on Monday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Beckham was slapped with an 80-game suspension in August after violating MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. He'll be required to sit out for the first 32 games of the 2020 campaign, which may scare away some clubs.
Beckham received an 80-game suspension Tuesday for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. Beckham's suspension stems from a recent positive test for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance. Barring an appeal, Beckham will miss the Mariners' final 48 games of 2019. Beckham will then have to serve the remaining 32 games of his suspension at the beginning of the 2020 campaign, a development that could prompt the Mariners to non-tender him over the winter. He'll wrap up the current season with a .237/.293/.461 slash line, 15 home runs and 47 RBI across 328 plate appearances. The Mariners will likely activate Dee Gordon (quadriceps) from the 10-day injured list later Tuesday to fill Beckham's spot on the active roster and in the everyday lineup.
Beckham is out of the lineup Saturday against the Astros, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Ryan Court will start in left field and hit eighth against righty Aaron Sanchez. Beckham is 5-for-18 with four runs scored, three RBI and three walks in his last five starts. The right-handed-hitting utility man is slashing just .222/.281/.473 against righties.
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