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Tim Beckham | Shortstop | #1

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (1) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Tim Beckham (hip) expects to return to the starting lineup Wednesday.
Beckham was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to an irritated hip flexor, but he's slated to go through a workout on Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, he should be cleared to return to action. Beckham is expected to begin the year as the Rays' starting shortstop with Matt Duffy (heel) on the mend. Mar 28 - 8:32 AM

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Tim Beckham was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to an irritated hip flexor.

Beckham suffered the injury on Saturday. That he was originally in the lineup suggests it's a day-to-day thing. If healthy, Beckham is slated to be the Rays' Opening Day shortstop with Matt Duffy (heel) still sidelined.
Mar 26 - 11:10 AM

Tim Beckham homered to give the Rays their only run of the game Friday against the Pirates.

He also walked. Beckham spent the last month of last season in the minors as punishment for not hustling, but since he's out of options, he's pretty much a lock for the Rays roster this year. He's 6-for-16 with four extra-base hits and four walks right now.
Mar 10 - 4:20 PM

Tim Beckham went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a double in Wednesday's loss to Colombia.

Beckham came through with a two-run home run as part of a four-run second inning for the Rays. The dinger was his first of the spring. Ditto for the double he would hit later in the contest. The former No. 1 overall pick hit .247/.300/.434 with five homers and 16 RBI over the course of 198 at-bats last season. He does not hold significant fantasy intrigue and will be once again taking on a utility role for the coming campaign.
Mar 8 - 9:56 PM

Tim Beckham is slated to make his outfield debut on Wednesday.

Matt Duffy is projected to be the Rays' regular shortstop this season, so Beckham is trying to expand his versatility. He's been working with first base coach Rocco Baldelli on making the transition to the outfield. The 27-year-old has never played the outfield in pro ball.
Feb 28 - 9:35 AM

Tim Beckham went 2-for-2 with a double, triple and a run scored as the Rays bested the Twins 3-1 in Grapefruit League play on Friday.

Beckham doubled to lead off the game but was stranded. He then tripled and scored in the third inning as the game's first run. He is slated to function in a utility role with the Rays this season, though that could change if he continues to light the world on fire throughout the spring.
Feb 24 - 10:08 PM

Rays and INF Tim Beckham avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $885,000 contract.

The infielder was arbitration-eligible for the first time. Beckham is a career .238/.288/.431 hitter across parts of three big league seasons for the Rays.
Jan 13 - 11:04 AM

Rays optioned INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham.

Beckham failed to hustle home on what should have been an RBI base hit off the bat of Kevin Kiermaier in the top of the fourth inning Wednesday at Fenway Park. Kiermaier was tagged out at second base for the final out of the frame, before Beckham could score what would have been the Rays' fifth run. They went on to lose 8-6.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 06:32:00 PM

Tim Beckham drew a start at first base and went 3-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

One of the hits was a double but none of his three hits factored into the scoring. He was the first overall pick of the 2008 draft but failed to develop into anything more than a utility infielder in the major leagues. He is batting .235/.285/.433 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 187 at-bats on the season.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out of the Rays' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

Beckham made an early exit Tuesday after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring and did not play Wednesday. He usually starts somewhere when the Rays face a left-handed pitcher, but the versatile 26-year-old is on the bench Thursday versus Red Sox southpaw Drew Pomeranz.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Tim Beckham left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a tight left hamstring.

He was replaced in the lineup by Richie Shaffer before the top of the eighth inning, finishing the night 1-for-3 with a single. Beckham will be reevaluated by the Rays' medical team on Wednesday.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Tim Beckham went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored Saturday against the Yankees.

Beckham hit a two-run blast to the deepest part of the park in the seventh inning, his fifth homer of the year. The 26-year-old actually has a modest six-game hitting streak going, batting .545 (12-for-22) with two homers, six RBI and seven runs scored in that span. It's a glimpse of what the former top overall pick can do, but he'll have to do a lot more of it to stay in the lineup on a regular basis. Beckham is hitting .238/.295/.459 overall.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 10:13:00 PM

Tim Beckham went 5-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 11-3 win over the Rockies.

Beckham picked up run-scoring singles in the third and sixth innings to account for his two RBI. Even with Wednesday's quintet of hits, the former top prospect is still slashing just .213/.280/.407 with three homers and 10 RBI over 103 at-bats. There is no real fantasy intrigue here, at least not unless he is able to begin to string together a series of strong performances.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 07:46:00 PM

Rays recalled INF Tim Beckham from Triple-A Durham.

Beckham has batted just .185/.241/.352 in 58 plate appearances this season at the major league level. The 26-year-old can go on being ignored in fantasy leagues.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 03:15:00 PM

Rays optioned INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham.

Beckham was batting just .185/.241/.352 over 58 plate appearances as a utility infielder in Tampa Bay. The 26-year-old former top prospect shouldn't be owed in any standard fantasy league as he heads to Triple-A.
Wed, May 25, 2016 03:26:00 PM

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1B1Logan Morrison
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2B1Brad Miller
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2Tim Beckham
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