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Top Gordon Beckham News

  • Gordon Beckham: Announces retirement

    Beckham announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that he has retired from professional baseball.

    Beckham hasn't seen major-league action since the 2019 campaign and will now officially hang up his cleats. He spent most of his MLB career with the White Sox but also played for the Mariners, Angels, Giants, Tigers and Atlanta. Beckham hit .237/.300/.367 with 80 home runs, 187 doubles, 420 runs and 351 RBI in 1,069 games.

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  • Gordon Beckham: Let go by Mets

    Beckham was released by the Mets on Wednesday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

    Beckham was the odd man out after the Mets brought in Brian Dozier on a minor-league deal. With a modest .237/.300/.367 slash line across his 11-year big-league career, Beckham is unlikely to be a particularly attractive option on the open market.

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  • Mets' Gordon Beckham: Absent from camp

    Beckham (undiisclosed) hasn't been in camp for the past two days, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    A reason for Beckham's absence hasn't been given. His absence isn't likely to be a significant one for the Mets, as he's not expected to fill anything more than a depth role this season.

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  • Mets' Gordon Beckham: Returns to team

    Beckham (undisclosed) returned to camp Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Beckham wasn't at camp over the past few days for an undisclosed reason, but he was able to return Thursday. It's unlikely that his short absence will impact his status heading into the regular season as he's expected to play a depth role.

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  • Mets' Gordon Beckham: Lands with Mets

    Beckham signed a non-guaranteed contract Monday with the Mets and is expected to be added to the team's 60-man roster pool.

    Since being released by the Padres shortly after spring training was suspended in mid-March, Beckham had been in limbo for months while baseball instituted a freeze on transactions. With an agreement on the 2020 season having since been finalized, he'll now continue his career in New York, providing the Mets with additional depth in the infield. Barring a deluge of injuries, Beckham likely won't be in line for steady at-bats after posting a .643 OPS in 83 games with the Tigers in 2019.

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  • Gordon Beckham: Released by Padres

    Beckham was released by the Padres on Thursday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.

    Beckham agreed to terms with the Padres in February and was competing for a utility role with the club. He failed to collect a hit in 20 plate appearances in Cactus League action, though he did walk five times.

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  • Padres' Gordon Beckham: Lands camp deal with San Diego

    Beckham agreed Monday with the Padres on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Beckham will get a chance to audition for a utility infield job with the Padres after filling that role for Detroit for much of the 2019 campaign. Though Beckham supplied a .643 OPS last season -- his best mark since 2013 -- he sacrificed contact as a consequence of tapping into more power, striking out in a career-worst 28.3 percent of his plate appearances.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Getting rare start

    Beckham will start at second base and bat ninth Thursday against the Mariners.

    He'll crack the lineup for just the second time in eight games as a de facto replacement for shortstop Jordy Mercer, who is receiving a maintenance day. As a 32-year-old on an expiring deal for a club that enters Thursday 45 games under .500, Beckham isn't expected to see an uptick in opportunities in the final few weeks of the season.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Starting Sunday

    Beckham will start at shortstop and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Royals.

    Regular shortstop Jordy Mercer is getting a breather, allowing Beckham to enter the lineup. The 32-year-old hasn't done much with the bat this year, as he's slashing just .216/.292/.388 with seven RBI in 50 games.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Starting Sunday

    Beckham is starting at second base and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Nationals.

    Beckham started four straight games earlier in the week, but this will be his first appearance in the series against Washington. The 32-year-old is slashing .221/.307/.410 with three home runs in 45 games.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Fourth straight start

    Beckham will start at second base and bat eighth Thursday against the Rangers.

    Beckham will stick in the lineup for the fourth straight contest, signaling that manager Ron Gardenhire at least tentatively views him as the top option at the keystone. The veteran is batting just .171 in June and likely doesn't have much of a future with the rebuilding Tigers, so his standing atop the depth chart appears quite shaky.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Starting Sunday

    Beckham is starting at second base and batting sixth in Sunday's game against the Braves.

    Beckham picks up his first start of the Atlanta series, though he did play four innings in Friday's game. The 32-year-old is slashing .229/.319/.446 with three home runs and five RBI in a reserve role for the Tigers this season and is mostly off the fantasy radar, due to his limited playing time and modest production.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Leading off in second straight

    Beckham will start at shortstop and bat leadoff Thursday against the Marlins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Beckham will bat out of the leadoff spot for the second straight day, with the two starts coming on rest days for everyday infielders Dawel Lugo and Josh Harrison. Though neither Lugo nor Harrison has done much to warrant regular at-bats, Beckham won't necessarily earn serious consideration for steady playing time due to his status as a 32-year-old journeyman on a rebuilding club.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Sticking in utility role

    Beckham isn't expected to see regular work at third base after the Tigers recalled Dawel Lugo from Triple-A Toledo ahead of Thursday's game against the Athletics, Jason Beck of MLB.com. "We're bringing [Lugo] up here to play, not to sit," manager Ron Gardenhire said.

    Following the demotion of everyday third baseman Jeimer Candelario to Triple-A after Wednesday's loss to the Astros, Beckham temporarily topped the depth chart at third base. Though Beckham has been impressive at the plate in his limited opportunities this season with an .886 OPS, giving regular at-bats to a 32-year-old journeyman probably doesn't hold much appeal for a rebuilding Tigers club. Instead, the Tigers will see if the 25-year-old Lugo can establish himself at the major-league level after hitting .341 at Triple-A this season, albeit with little pop.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Leading off in Game 1

    Beckham is starting at third base and batting leadoff in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.

    Beckham will lead off for the first time all season as the Tigers give the struggling Jeimer Candelario a breather in the first game Saturday. The 32-year-old Beckham is slashing .245/.362/.531 with three home runs, four RBI and eight runs scored in 18 games this year.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Sees another start at shortstop

    Beckham will start at shortstop and bat seventh Thursday against the Angels, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Beckham will draw a second straight start at shortstop after the Tigers placed their primary option at the position, Jordy Mercer, back on the 10-day injured list Thursday. While Mercer and Josh Harrison (shoulder) are both sidelined, steady playing time in the middle infield should be available for both Beckham and Ronny Rodriguez. However, with Harrison expected to return from the IL in short order, Beckham may quickly slip back into a reserve role.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Sitting Friday

    Beckham is not in Friday's lineup against the White Sox.

    Quite surprisingly, Beckham is hitting .276/.364/.586 with two home runs over his last nine games. He is also striking out a third of the time over that stretch. Ronny Rodriguez will start at shortstop, hitting fifth.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Sits for second game

    Beckham is sitting for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox.

    Beckham started five of six games at shortstop heading into Tuesday's twin bill but won't start either game. Ronny Rodriguez gets the call again at shortstop.

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  • Tigers' Gordon Beckham: Resting in front end of twin bill

    Beckham is out of the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Red Sox, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Beckham has been acting as the Tigers' primary shortstop while Jordy Mercer (quadriceps) has been stuck on the injured list, starting in five of Detroit's previous six contests. Ronny Rodriguez will check in at shortstop for the first half of the twin bill in a matchup with Red Sox ace Chris Sale, but Beckham should be back in the lineup for the nightcap, when the Tigers take on right-hander Hector Velazquez.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Age: 35
School: Georgia
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: R, R