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Gordon Beckham | Second Baseman | #7

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (8) / CWS
Contract: view contract details
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Gordon Beckham (hamstring) resumed running Monday.
Beckham will head to the Braves' complex in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday to ramp up his rehab. It's unclear when he'll be ready for game action, but it sounds like he's not far off. The 29-year-old has been sidelined since April 16. Apr 25 - 7:28 PM

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Braves placed INF Gordon Beckham on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 17, with a strained left hamstring.

Beckham suffered the injury on Saturday and will require an extended absence. The Braves have called up right-hander Ryan Weber to take his place on the active roster.
Apr 18 - 4:10 PM

Gordon Beckham left Saturday's game against the Marlins with a strained left hamstring.

He pulled up running to first base on a groundout to end the sixth inning. Daniel Castro replaced him at second base. Beckham has contributed seven hits in 25 at-bats this year including an RBI single on Saturday. He said after the game that he plans to play in a couple of days.
Apr 16 - 9:17 PM

Gordon Beckham is starting at second base and batting eighth for the Braves on Friday versus the Cardinals.

With lefty Jaime Garcia on the mound for the Cards, Beckham is getting the call over Jace Peterson. The Braves also have Tyler Flowers at catcher over A.J. Pierzynski.

Gordon Beckham went 2-for-4 and hit his first spring homer Sunday off the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez.

He's batting .323 with a .920 OPS. The Braves are saying they won't platoon Jace Peterson at second base, which makes one wonder why they signed Beckham in the first place. Beckham, though, is the team's best option at second against lefties. He could also see some time at third if Adonis Garcia struggles.
Mar 27 - 3:59 PM

Gordon Beckham went 2-for-2 with a walk Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Beckham played third base today, but his primary role for the Braves figures to be as a second baseman against left-handers. He'll also back up Adonis Garcia at third and perhaps take over as a regular there is Garcia struggles. Beckham, though has hit just .221/.272/.342 in 657 at-bats over the last two years.
Mar 16 - 4:38 PM

Braves signed INF Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $1.25 million contract.

The deal was reported on Wednesday and is now official. Beckham can earn an additional $500,000 in incentives. The 29-year-old hit an ugly .209/.275/.332 with six home runs and 20 RBI over 237 plate appearances this past season with the White Sox. He'll give the Braves an option at second and third base.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 04:37:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves have signed Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $1.25 million contract.

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the deal includes $500,000 in incentives. Beckham, 29, batted just .209/.275/.332 with six home runs and 20 RBI over 237 plate appearances this past season with the White Sox. The former top prospect owns a lowly .676 OPS in the majors and figures to serve as a utility player in 2016.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 12:41:00 PM

Gordon Beckham blasted his sixth home run of the season on Friday, helping to power the White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Yankees.

The two sides were deadlocked at 2-2 heading into the seventh inning where Beckham and teammate Mike Olt each swatted solo home runs to put the White Sox ahead to stay. He finished the night 2-for-3. It has been a very disappointing season offensively for the former top prospect, slashing a mere .213/.280/.338 with six homers and 20 RBI.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 10:36:00 PM

Gordon Beckham went 0-for-2 before being removed for a pinch-hitter Wednesday against the Twins.

Beckham was quite a disappointment as a platoon third baseman early on, and he's barely playing now, having collected just 48 at-bats since the beginning of July. With a .199 average in 191 at-bats overall, he's going to be looking at a minor league contract as a free agent this winter.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 11:16:00 PM

Gordon Beckham cranked a pinch-hit walkoff solo home run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the White Sox defeated the Rangers 3-2 on Sunday afternoon in Chicago.

Beckham hit for Conor Gillaspie to lead off the bottom of the 11th and promptly sent the game-winner over the left field fence at U.S. Cellular Field. It was the fourth home run of the season for Beckham, who's batting .220/.282/.354 in 142 plate appearances. Chicago has rattled off two straight victories since snapping an eight-game losing streak on Saturday.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015 06:09:00 PM

Gordon Beckham had a sacrifice fly and a solo home run Friday against the Astros.

Beckham, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning, tied things up with his solo homer in the eighth and the White Sox eventually won in extras. The 28-year-old has done a nice job in a utility role this season, batting .260 with three home runs, 13 RBI, and a .772 OPS over 37 games.
Sat, May 30, 2015 12:39:00 AM

Gordon Beckham went 2-for-3 and hit his second home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Reds.

Well that was unexpected. Coming into the game, Beckham had just one home run and four RBI. Facing Jason Marquis, though, he hit an RBI single in the fourth inning, which he followed up with a solo home run in the sixth. He tacked on a sacrifice fly in the seventh, just for fun. In 31 at-bats, Beckham's hitting .290/.378/.516. He doesn't get enough at-bats to be relevant to fantasy leagues, and if he did get enough at-bats, that slash-line wouldn't look like that.
Sat, May 9, 2015 11:43:00 PM

While he's competing for the team's starting job at second base, Gordon Beckham is seeing work all over the infield early in the spring.

The former top prospect is getting work at shortstop and third base as well, as he prepares for what could wind up being a super utility role for the White Sox. Even if he loses out to Micah Johnson or Carlos Sanchez in the battle at second base, the more time that he sees on the field, the better his chances of carving out value as a middle infielder in AL-only formats.
Source: MLB.com
Sun, Mar 1, 2015 08:04:00 PM

White Sox signed INF Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $2 million contract.

Beckham failed to live up to expectations before his first stint with the White Sox came to an end last August, but now he's back. We're not expecting much from a fantasy perspective, but the 28-year-old gives the White Sox as a platoon option against lefties, either at second base or third. GM Rick Hahn now has a handful of options at both positions and we might not know until later on in spring training how it will shake out, especially with Carlos Sanchez and Micah Johnson.
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 02:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
2Gordon Beckham
3Daniel Castro
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Hector Olivera
2Jace Peterson
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Mallex Smith
3Drew Stubbs
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Bud Norris
4Jhoulys Chacin
5Manny Banuelos
6Jesse Biddle
7Aaron Blair
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jason Grilli
3Jim Johnson
4Alexi Ogando
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Chris Withrow
7Hunter Cervenka
8Ryan Weber
9Andrew McKirahan
10Shae Simmons
11Daniel Winkler
12Paco Rodriguez