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.
Beckham went 0-for-4 and struck out twice in Friday's 10-2 loss to the Astros. Beckham was pulled from Wednesday's game versus the Rangers with oblique tightness but played all nine innings in left field Friday. The lack of offense was a team-wide problem -- the Mariners managed only three hits versus Astros starter Wade Miley.
Beckham is starting in left field and batting sixth Friday at Houston, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Beckham was pulled from Wednesday's contest with oblique tightness but he won't miss any additional time after taking Thursday's scheduled off day to rest up. The 29-year-old is slashing .313/.387/.582 with four home runs in his last 20 games.
Beckham was removed from Wednesday's game at Texas with oblique tightness, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Beckham appeared to suffer the injury making a throw from the outfield, but the Mariners said his exit was precautionary. The 29-year-old will have Thursday's scheduled off day to recover before potentially missing any additional time.