Beckham signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The 2008 first overall pick will make $1.35 million if he earns a big-league roster spot. Beckham failed to land with a team in 2020 but recorded a respectable .237/.293/.461 slash line in 88 games for the Mariners in 2019, good for a 99 wRC+. That season ended with him getting hit with an 80-game suspension for a failed PED test, however.
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.
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.
Beckham went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, another two-bagger, a walk and two runs in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.
Beckham stepped up with his fourth and fifth extra-base hit of the last six contests, as he'd also belted another pair of doubles and a grand slam during this past week. The veteran has seemingly gotten into a good rhythm at the plate while starting eight consecutive games, as he's hit .333 (10-for-30) over that span.
Beckham went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Seattle's 10-2 win over Detroit on Thursday.
Beckham helped key a big day for the Mariners' lineup in the third inning, cranking a grand slam off Drew VerHagen. The veteran shortstop has provided decent power this season, with 15 homers and a respectable .470 slugging percentage, but he's still hitting just .235 with a meager .288 on-base percentage over 301 plate appearances.
Beckham went 2-for-3 with two walks in a loss to the Angels on Sunday.
Beckham drew the start in left field and came through with his second multi-hit effort in the last three games. The veteran has hit safely in five straight contests, and in 10 of his last 11 overall dating back to June 29. Beckham should continue enjoying semi-regular playing time due to his considerable positional versatility, and he could even slide into the top job at second base if Dee Gordon is moved before the July 31 trade deadline and Beckham avoids an exit out of Seattle himself.
Beckham went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run in a loss to the Athletics on Wednesday.
The veteran handled first-base duties Wednesday and continued his solid month with his first triple of the campaign. Beckham continues to see semi-regular playing time at different positions around the infield and designated hitter, and he's gone 7-for-23 (.304) with a pair of home runs, three RBI, a walk and three runs overall thus far in July. The sample may be small, but it's been a highly welcome sight after Beckham hit a paltry .138 across 62 plate appearances in June.
Beckham went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Two games after slugging a pinch-hit homer, Beckham blasted his 14th round tripper of the season off Michael Wacha in the fourth inning to snap a 3-3 tie. The veteran filled in at third base for Kyle Seager while the latter received a day off Thursday, and Beckham's logged time at all four infield spots, left field and at designated hitter this season.
Beckham came on as a pinch hitter and belted a solo home run in his lone at-bat in Tuesday's victory over the Cardinals.
With the score tied 4-4, Beckham cleared the left field wall in the eighth inning to plate the game-winning run. The blast was only his second home run since May 30 and 13th overall this season. The clutch hit offers a glimmer of hope that Beckham can turn things around after suffering through a dismal June in which he hit only .138 and saw his playing time diminish significantly.
Beckham went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in an extra-inning loss to the Astros on Saturday.
Beckham remained in the lineup despite Kyle Seager's (wrist) return to action, filling the designated hitter role and taking Justin Verlander deep in the second inning for his 12th home run of the season. The round tripper was Beckham's first since May 30 and served as just his fifth extra-base hit of June in what has been a forgettable month at the plate overall. Beckham has hit just .127 since the calendar flipped, resulting in a 30-point drop in his season average to .224.
Beckham was added to the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros in place of Kyle Seager (wrist), Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Seager was on track to return to action Friday following a two-game absence, but his wrist still bothered him during batting practice, so manager Scott Servais decided to remove him and insert Beckham in his place. Beckham will man the hot corner and hit fifth against Astros starter Wade Miley.
Beckham went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a loss to the Brewers on Thursday.
The infielder drew a second straight start at third base with Kyle Seager nursing a sore hand, and he managed to come through with one of only two runs for the Mariners. Beckham has managed to see regular playing time in June thanks in part to J.P. Crawford's two-week absence due to an ankle injury, but he's been unable to make good use of it. Factoring in Thursday's production, Beckham is still hitting just .125 on the month, and he hasn't left the yard since May 30.
Beckham is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Beckham had started the previous three games, but his opportunities in the middle infield could dwindle with J.P. Crawford (ankle) and Dee Gordon (wrist) recently returning from the injured list. Crawford and Gordon are expected to serve as the primary options at shortstop and second base, respectively, pushing Beckham and Dylan Moore back into utility roles in the process. Beckham could still have a path to at-bats at designated hitter after the Mariners traded Edwin Encarnacion to the Yankees on Saturday.
Beckham is not in the lineup Thursday against the Astros, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Beckham will sit for a second straight day and the third time in four games as Dylan Moore picks up another start at shortstop in his stead. His only start during that stretch came against left-hander Wade Miley, suggesting the 29-year-old could be settling into the smaller side of a platoon with Moore while J.P. Crawford (ankle) remains on the shelf.
|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||123||465||68||119||23||5||5||57||62||119||22||14||.256||.346||.359|
|2014||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||3||12||2||2||0||0||0||0||1||4||0||0||.167||.231||.167|
|2015||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||4||12||1||3||1||0||0||0||--||5||0||0||.250||.250||.333|