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15 Gordon Beckham 2B
Height/Weight: 6-0/185 | Birthdate: 9/16/1986 | Birthplace: Atlanta, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: Georgia | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,925,000 | Owned/Started%: 2/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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White Sox rest Tyler Flowers, Conor Gillaspie, Jose Abreu


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) The White Sox left two regulars out of the lineup on Sunday and moved another to DH to give him a day's rest from playing the field. 

Catcher Tyler Flowers is out of the lineup. For the third time in five games, he'll be replaced by Geovany Soto, who will bat eighth in the order. 

Third baseman Conor Gillaspie is also out of the starting lineup, for just the fifth time this year. He's replaced by Gordon Beckham, who'll bat seventh. 

Jose Abreu moves from first base to DH, swapping positions with Adam LaRoche, who gets his third start of the year at first base. 


White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham finding his way


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham may have needed to leave and return like the Prodigal Son to Chicago before he found success, according to the Daily Herald.

Beckham, in his second stint with Chicago, is hitting .350 with four RBI in 20 at-bats. Manager Robin Ventura is liking what he's seen from Beckham so far this season. 

"It can happen, it can jump on guys when there are expectations and the pressure gets there," manager Robin Ventura said. "For him, it might have been helpful to get traded away and go away for a while and come back with more of a clear conscience of who he is, where he's at. You get some information from somewhere else that maybe sticks in your skull differently than it did here.

"He's in a good frame of mind and that's the other big thing. All the stuff that has been said about him, but he can play baseball. We know that. He's a good player."


White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez gets first day off of the year Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez will get his first day off of the season Monday against the Orioles, with Conor Gillaspie shifting to third and Gordon Beckham taking over at short, the team announced.

Ramirez is hitting .203 with five doubles and nine RBI in 59 at-bats. Gillaspie has equally struggled, hitting just .205 with four RBI in 44 at-bats. He is hitting .455 in 11 career at-bats against Ubaldo Jimenez, who takes the hill for Baltimore Monday.

The White Sox are currently the underdogs (+135) against Baltimore.


White Sox start Gordon Beckham in place of Conor Gillaspie


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie wasn't in the team's starting lineup for Friday's game. 

Gillaspie has started six straight games at third. He'll be spelled by Gordon Beckham, who gets his fourth start of the season. 

The White Sox are -108 money line favorites over visiting Kansas City. 


White Sox's Gordon Beckham playing well in limited time


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) White Sox third baseman Gordon Beckham didn't start Sunday but entered the game in the eighth inning as a defensive replacement and doubled in his only at-bat in his team's 9-1 loss to the Tigers.

Beckham has seen just three starts this season but has played well in limited time, going 5 for 13 with a home run and three RBI. With starting third baseman Conor Gillaspie failing to get things going offensively over the first two weeks, it's possible Beckham could carve out some more playing time if he continues to perform at the plate.


Beckham, Ramirez deliver big hits in White Sox victory


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez each delivered clutch hits in the eighth inning as the White Sox pulled away from the Twins en route to a 6-2 triumph Sunday. 

Ramirez tallied his second hit of the game, a single, to score Avasail Garcia and give the Sox a 4-2 lead, and Beckham, coming on as a pinch-hitter, crushed a two-run homer to left to provide the final margin. 


White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham seeing results from swing changes


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham made one slight adjustment to his swing Wednesday, leading to great results. Beckham hit one home run and two doubles in the game and credits the success to his hard work on days off, reports MLB.com.

"I've been working pretty hard, and the other day I started working on something that gave me a little bit better feel," said Beckham. "It clearly worked out."

Beckham went just 1 for 27 to start spring training.

"I didn't feel like it was bad," Beckham said. "I'm putting the ball in play. Before today it wasn't necessarily hard-hit all the time, but I was putting the ball in play and working on some different things -- and not panicking because the results aren't there. That's the name of the game. Maybe in years past I would have done that."


White Sox's Gordon Beckham working at multiple infield positions


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Gordon Beckham's main goal this spring training is to win the White Sox's starting second baseman position. 

But for now, the White Sox are planning to use him at multiple positions in the infield during Cactus League play, according to MLB.com. This is somewhat new for Beckham, as he played second base during his first five-plus Major League seasons with the White Sox. 

Though Beckham is looking to earn the starting job at second base, he seems to be enjoying playing multiple spots so far. 

"I'm actually kind of enjoying running around," Beckham said. "I like popping around the infield. I know the coaches and the people making the decisions know I can play second base and know I can play it well. There has been an emphasis on them just telling me to get some work in other places."

Beckham actually played shortstop in college at the University of Georgia and played that position, as well as third base, after the White Sox traded him to the Angels. He was brought back to Chicago on a one-year deal. 

Beckham hit a single-season worse .226 for both the Angels and White Sox a season ago. 


White Sox's Gordon Beckham working at multiple infield positions


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Gordon Beckham's main goal this spring training is to win the White Sox's  starting second baseman position. 

But for now, the White Sox are planning to use him at multiple positions in the infield during Cactus League play, according to MLB.com. This is somewhat new for Beckham, as he played second base during his first five-plus Major League seasons with the White Sox. 

Though Beckham is looking to earn the starting job at second base, he seems to be enjoying playing multiple spots so far. 

"I'm actually kind of enjoying running around," Beckham said. "I like popping around the infield. I know the coaches and the people making the decisions know I can play second base and know I can play it well. There has been an emphasis on them just telling me to get some work in other places."

Beckham actually played shortstop in college at the University of Georgia and played that position, as well as third base, after the White Sox traded him to the Angels. He was brought back to Chicago on a one-year deal. 

Beckham hit a single-season worse .226 for both the Angels and White Sox a season ago. 


Gordon Beckham plans to win White Sox second-base job


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) The White Sox wanted Gordon Beckham back, because he could play several positions. 

Beckham doesn't want to be a utility man, however. He plans to win back the starting second-base spot. 

“Listen, I plan to compete for a starting job, and if that’s not where I’m meant to be then I’ll do whatever I need to do,” Beckham told ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla. “If I didn’t have that mentality, I wouldn’t be playing baseball.” 

Beckham arrived at camp three days early, to get a head start on his effort. 

"He’s coming in here to try and win a job and talking to him, that’s what he should be trying to do," manager Robin Ventura said. However, Ventura said he alreadyknows what Beckham can do at second base, so he'll get work at several other spots during the spring. 

After playing for the White Sox since 2009, Beckham was dealt to the Angels in late August. He returned to the Sox in the offseason, signing as a free agent. 


White Sox sign Gordon Beckham, DFA Dayan Viciedo


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) The White Sox signed second baseman Gordon Beckham  to a one-year, $2 million contract, the team announced.

Beckham spent more than five seasons with the White Sox. He is a career .245 hitter and is expected to play in a utility role. To make room for Beckham, the team designated Dayan Viciedo for assignment.


Report: Angels no longer in play for Gordon Beckham


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) The Angels are no longer in play for second baseman Gordon Beckham, reports MLB.com on Friday. The team is now set on having Josh Rutledge, Johnny Giavotella, Grant Green and Taylor Featherston compete for second base/utility at-bats moving forward.

Beckham was non-tendered by the Angels on Dec. 2. He managed a slash line of .227/.271/.348 in 2014.


Angels unlikely to bring back infielder Gordon Beckham


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said the team has has substantive talks with free agent infielder Gordon Beckham. However, it appears the Angels bringing him back are slim, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"The possibility exists that we’ll re-sign Gordon, but no promises," Dipoto said. "We’ve built up quite a bit of infield depth. As much as Gordon fits our club and we want to be open to it, the likelihood is that we do have our second baseman in-house."


Report: Angels going nowhere in talks with 2B Beckham


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) The Angels remain interested in bringing back second baseman Gordon Beckham, but negotiations have stalled, according to the Orange County Register.

The free agent landed with the Angels late in the season before being non-tendered two weeks ago. His numbers have been unimpressive since a strong rookie year of 2009. Beckham managed a slash line of .227/.271/.348 in 2014.


Angels decline to tender Beckham, Herrera, LeBlanc


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Angels announced they did not tender contracts to Gordon Beckham, Yoslan Herrera and Wade LeBlanc Tuesday. All three are now free agents.

Report: Angels' Richards, Freese expected to be tendered offers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Angels are expected to tender a contract offer to third baseman David Freese by Tuesday's deadline, according to the Los Angeles Times. Freese is expected to make $6.3 million in arbitration.

However, the team is not expected to tender an offer to infielder Gordon Beckham. The team would like to have Beckham back on the roster next season, but not for the $5 million he is projected to make in his third year of arbitration.

The Angels are also expected to tender offers to Garrett Richards, Kevin Jepsen, Hector Santiago, Fernando Salas and Collin Cowgill.


Gordon Beckham goes deep, drives in two in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) The Angels got a boost from newly acquired infielder Gordon Beckham Wednesday, in a 6-1 win over the Marlins.

Beckham slugged a solo home run in the fourth inning and added an RBI groundout in the eighth, ultimately finishing the game 2 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored.  

Beckham had been hitless in his previous seven at-bats since joining the Angels, and is hitting just .219/.262/.339 in 401 at-bats overall. 


Angels acquire Gordon Beckham from White Sox


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) The Angels have acquired second baseman Gordon Beckham from the White Sox Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times

Beckham has hit .221/.263/.336 over 390 at-bats. In return, the White Sox will receive a player to be named later or cash. 


Report: White Sox willing to trade Gordon Beckham


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) The White Sox are willing to trade second baseman Gordon Beckham in the right deal, FOX Sports 1 reports.

Beckham is just 2 for 20 in July after hitting .235/.307/.412 with three home runs in 102 June at-bats. He owns a .248/.302/.395 line with seven home runs and 24 RBI in 258 at-bats. He's scheduled to reach free agency at the end of next season.


Hitters to sit in Week 14


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/29/2014) Planning to start Jason Castro, Kendrys Morales, Gordon Beckham, Matt Dominguez, Jean Segura or Torii Hunter in Fantasy Week 14 (June 30-July 6)? You may want to think twice about that.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Gordon Beckham goes deep


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(6/18/2014) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham hit a two-run homer in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Giants, giving him five homers and 17 RBI this season. It was the only hit of the game for Beckham, who's batting .283/.332/.424.

Gordon Beckham cranks out three hits in win over Tigers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham cranked out three hits in his team's 6-5 win over the Tigers on Monday.

Beckham singled in a run in the first, and doubled in the third and fifth innings, respectively. He finished 3 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. He is hitting .298 with four homers and 13 RBI in 168 at-bats.

Gordon Beckham knocks fourth home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham hit his fourth home run Tuesday against the Indians.

Beckham led off the fifth inning with a solo shot off Mark Lowe. He took an 85 mph changeup out to left on the third pitch of the at-bat. Beckham also added a double earlier in the contest. He finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI.


Hitters to start in Week 9


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/24/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 9 (May 26-June 1)? You may just find one in Jason Castro, Adam LaRoche, Gordon Beckham, Trevor Plouffe, Jimmy Rollins or Curtis Granderson.

Find out why in my latest Start and Sit Hitters column.


Gordon Beckham enjoying long-term success at the plate


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham has not only maintained his progress after a bounce-back season in 2013, but he has become more productive.

Beckham is on pace to significantly better his run-scoring and RBI totals of a year ago and has improved his average to .277. He has been particularly hot in the last week. Beckham has 10 hits in his last 26 at-bats with one home run, four RBI and seven runs.

He has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games, during which time he is 21 for 59.