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Tim Beckham | Second Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rays placed INF Tim Beckham on the 15-day disabled list with a torn right ACL.
Beckham torn up his knee while working out back in December. He's hoping to return to the field around May or June. Mar 30 - 2:52 PM

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Tim Beckham (knee) is progressing well in his recovery from surgery to repair a torn right ACL, and his goal is to return to the Rays during the 2014 season.

Barring any setbacks, the first overall selection from the 2008 draft should return to the field around May or June. He'll begin back in the minor leagues, but could work his way up to the Rays in a utility role around mid-season if all goes well.
Feb 22 - 8:50 AM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Tim Beckham underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn right ACL.

Tampa Bay announced that Beckham will miss 6-8 months. The first overall pick in 2008, Beckham batted .276/.342/.387 with four homers, 51 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 122 games at Triple-A this season. This is a tough break, as Beckham reached the majors in September and would have been in the running for a bench spot next spring.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 03:46:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Tim Beckham tore the ACL in his right knee while working out and will miss a significant portion of the 2014 season.

It's a tough break for the 23-year-old, and first overall selection from the 2008 draft, as he had been anticipated to compete for a reserve role with the Rays during spring training.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 06:18:00 PM

Tim Beckham is getting the first start of his major league career Monday against the Orioles.

Beckham will play second base and bat seventh. He was promoted to the majors last Tuesday night after hitting .276/.342/.387 with four homers, 51 RBI and 17 steals in 122 games at Triple-A Durham. The 23-year-old is a decent plug-in play for owners needing steals in fantasy leagues that allow daily lineup changes.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Rays recalled INF Tim Beckham from Triple-A Durham.

The first overall pick in 2008, Beckham batted .276/.342/.387 with four homers, 51 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 122 games at Triple-A this season. His playing time will be limited down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 10:48:00 PM

The Rays are reportedly considering recalling Tim Beckham, the first overall selection from the 2008 draft, from Triple-A Durham.

The 23-year-old shortstop has failed to live up to the lofty expectations set before him, but hit a respectable .276/.342/.387 with four homers, 51 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 122 games at Triple-A this season. Beckham would be used as a right-handed bat off the bench and pinch runner for the Rays down the stretch.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 04:30:00 PM

Rays prospect infielder Tim Beckham has been placed on the temporary inactive list at Triple-A Durham.

The Rays have only said that he went home for personal reasons. Beckham, 23, is batting .278/.342/.398 with three home runs, 36 RBI, and 12 stolen bases over 88 games this season in Triple-A.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 03:01:00 PM

Rays optioned INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham.

Beckham just recently returned to action after he was hit in the face with a ball during a drill last week. The 23-year-old batted .256/.325/.361 with six homers and a .686 OPS in 72 games in Triple-A last season and began to get work at second base. While he's no longer considered a top prospect, the Rays could find use for him as a utility infielder.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 04:23:00 PM

Rays prospect Tim Beckham (eye) is back in the Rays' spring lineup on Thursday against the Orioles.

Beckham was shut down for a couple of days after needing stitches for a laceration under his right eye. He was hit in the face with a ball during a drill last Friday.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 08:57:00 AM

Tim Beckham is out indefinitely after requiring stitches for a laceration under his right eye.

Beckham was hit in the face by a ball on a back field at the Rays' complex on Friday. The former No. 1 overall pick's recovery shouldn't take too long, and he wasn't a real candidate to make the Opening Day roster, anyway.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 09:03:00 AM

Former No. 1 overall pick Tim Beckham tripled and doubled off the bench in the Rays' 8-2 defeat of the Pirates on Wednesday.

Beckham was a disappointment last season, hitting .256/.325/.361 as a 22-year-old in Triple-A, and he doesn't project as a regular for the Rays. It looks like the team will move him around this spring, making him a possible utility candidate going forward. The Rays do have need of versatile infielders after losing both Reid Brignac and Elliot Johnson over the winter.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of SS Tim Beckham from Triple-A Durham.

The 2008 No. 1 overall pick, Beckham batted just .256/.325/.361 with six homers and six steals in his first full season at Triple-A in 2012. He'll turn just 23 in January, but he hasn't been a top prospect for a while. That said, it's certainly no surprise Tampa was unwilling to expose him to the Rule 5 Draft.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 11:11:00 PM

Rays shortstop prospect Tim Beckham has been suspended 50 games for a positive drug test.

It's a "drug of abuse" suspension, not performance-enhancing. And it's also Beckham's second such violation. The former first-round draft pick was off to a rough start at the Triple-A level this season, batting just .204/.290/.278 in 13 games for the Durham Bulls.
Tue, May 1, 2012 05:09:00 PM

Rays reassigned SS Tim Beckham to minor league camp; optioned C Stephen Vogt, OF Brandon Guyer, RHP Matt Bush and RHP Dane De La Rosa to Triple-A Durham.

Beckham, the first pick in 2008, batted .271/.328/.408 with 12 home runs, 70 RBI, 17 stolen bases and a .736 OPS between Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham last season and was ranked as the organization's No. 7 prospect by Baseball America over the winter. Guyer, who was acquired from the Cubs in the Matt Garza deal, had a great year at Triple-A Durham last season and should be amongst Tampa Bay's first promotions. Bush, another former No. 1 overall draft pick, pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings this spring. A successful stint in Triple-A could get him to the majors for the first time.
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 08:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Matt Moore
3Alex Cobb
4Chris Archer
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Jake Odorizzi
7Cesar Ramos
8Erik Bedard
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Grant Balfour
2Heath Bell
3Joel Peralta
4Jake McGee
5Brandon Gomes
6Josh Lueke
7Juan Carlos Oviedo
8Jeff Beliveau
9Brad Boxberger