In yet another waiver-wire deal around MLB, the Chicago White Sox have sent infielder Gordon Beckham to the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later or cash.
Today the club acquired INF Gordon Beckham from the White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
— Angels (@Angels) August 21, 2014
Beckham, a former top-10 pick of the White Sox back in 2008, has struggled a great deal at the plate this season. He’s hitting just .221 with seven homers and 36 RBI’s. The .244 career hitter had his best season back in 2012 when he hit 16 homers and drove in 60 runs.
It’s an interesting move for an Angels team that already has starters at the middle infield positions and are rumored to be looking at starting pitching after losing staff ace Garrett Richards for the season earlier this week.
Beckham figures to back up Howie Kendrick at second base, as he hasn’t played on the left side of the infield since before his professional career started some seven years ago.
There was some thought that Los Angeles would move Kendrick for a piece in the rotation and start Beckham at second, but that has since been thrown out the window by those close to the organization. The veteran infielder comes in solely as a decent bench option with a good glove.