Beckham will start at third base and leadoff Sunday against the Angels. The Orioles will deploy Beckham as their table setter for the second straight game, this time against a right-handed pitcher (Deck McGuire) after lefty Tyler Skaggs was on the mound for the Angels on Saturday. Trey Mancini had served as Baltimore's leadoff man for the prior four games, but it appears manager Buck Showalter prefers to keep him in the heart of the order for now. Beckham acquitted himself well atop the order Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored in the 6-2 loss.
Beckham went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Angels. After an 0-for-4 showing in his first game off the disabled list Monday, Beckham has gone 6-for-15 with a double in four games since, although Saturday's run was his first and he's still looking for his first RBI since his activation. The 28-year-old has a weak .204/.259/.282 slash line on the season, but those numbers should improve rapidly now that he's healthy again.
Beckham is not in the lineup against the Mariners on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Beckham has gone 3-for-12 with a double during his first three games back from the disabled list (groin) but will get a day off in order to stay fresh. Steve Wilkerson will draw a start at the hot corner in his absence. Look for Beckham to return to the starting lineup Friday.
Beckham (groin) returned from the 60-day disabled list Monday and will bat third and play third base against Seattle, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Beckham missed just over two months after undergoing surgery for a groin injury. Prior to the injury, he was hitting a miserable .179/.247/.262 in 23 games, though he may have been dealing with groin troubles, as he also battled the same injury in spring training. He should resume an everyday role as the Orioles' third baseman now that he's healthy.
Beckham (groin) is expected to be reinstated from the 60-day DL on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Beckham is currently on the home stretch of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk, during which he went 1-for-4 with a double and one run scored against Indianapolis on Wednesday. The 28-year-old will likely appear in back-to-back games this weekend and should be able to immediately enter the Orioles' lineup upon his return.