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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beckham went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 4-3 win over the White Sox.
Beckham hit his third home run of the season in the seventh inning to make it 4-0, and the run proved critical as Chicago rallied for three runs in the eighth. The 32-year-old infielder has been effective filling in for Jordy Mercer (quadriceps), though the latter is eligible to return from the injured list Wednesday, which could push Beckham back into a reserve role.
Beckham 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Thursday's 9-7 win over the White Sox.
Beckham recorded his first multi-hit game of the season as well as his first steal. The 32-year-old should continue to see regular playing time at shortstop while Jordy Mercer (quadriceps) is out, though Mercer's absence isn't expected to be particularly lengthy.
Beckham is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Beckham started the first two games with Jordy Mercer (quadriceps) on the injured list. Ronny Rodriguez gets the call at shortstop Wednesday.
Beckham went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's game against the Twins.
Beckham tied the game with a two-run blast to center in the second inning, but the Twins would respond with a run of their own in the bottom half of the frame and never looked back. The 32-year-old's playing time has been sporadic through the first few weeks of 2019, and he's 3-for-17 with two homers and three RBI over seven games.
Beckham is starting at shortstop and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Twins.
Regular shortstop Jordy Mercer injured his quadriceps in Saturday's game and was placed on the 10-day injured list, so Detroit has playing time for the taking in the short term. Beckham is slashing .154/.313/.462 through 13 at-bats this season with a home run and two runs scored.
Beckham is starting at first base and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Royals.
Beckham has played in just three games with seven plate appearances so far this season, so the Tigers will get him some run in Sunday's series finale. The 32-year-old infielder has just one hit in those seven plate appearances, though it was a home run.
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