by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) With shortstop prospect Hak-Ju Lee out of the Triple-A Durham lineup because of a potentially serious knee injury, Rays' prospect Tim Beckham is expected to get the bulk of starts at shortstop for the Bulls, according to The Tampa Tribune. Beckham has primarily started at second base for Durham.
The No. 1 overall pick in 2008 is batting .273 (12 for 44) with one triple, two doubles and six RBI in 13 games for Durham.
Tim Beckham over wrist issue
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Rays minor leaguer Tim Beckham has been sidelined with a wrist issue of late, the Tampa Bay Times reports Tuesday. That said, Beckham plans to play in a minor-league game Tuesday and should be fine going forward. Once a top prospect, Beckham hit .235 this spring with the Rays over 17 at-bats. He'll begin the year with Triple-A Durham.
Rays option three to Triple-A
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) The Tampa Bay Rays made another wave of roster cuts Friday and optioned the following players to Triple-A Durham: infielder Tim Beckham, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee and catcher Robinson Chirinos. Beckham recently returned to action after needing stitches earlier this week to close a cut under his right eye when he was hit by a thrown baseball.
Beckham suffers laceration
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/10/2013) Rays shortstop prospect Tim Beckham is out indefinitely after suffering a laceration under his right eye. Beckham received stitches after being struck by a thrown baseball Friday. Just a freak accident, man, it can happen to anybody, Beckham said, per The Tampa Tribune. Just comes with the territory, I guess, youre playing baseball. Youre supposed to catch the ball with your glove, not your face. Beckham hopes he doesn't have to miss much time. A couple of stitches, take a couple of days and hopefully Ill be ready to rock, he said.
Rays optimistic about Beckham
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/27/2013) MLB.com reports Rays manager Joe Maddon is treating prospect Tim Beckham's 50-game suspension last season following his second violation of the minor-league drug policy as a thing of the past. "I'm sure he's gotten lectures from a lot of different people in the organization," Maddon said. "I see him as a great kid. There are so many things about him that are positive. That's been addressed, we've moved on from that point. And what I'm seeing is this really bright-eyed, talented middle infielder that wants to learn and that's what my whole approach has been with him." Maddon added he believes Beckham "has a really high ceiling as a major-league player," despite Beckham's slow rise through the minors. "He can play either second base or shortstop well. He's got a fine arm, he moves great," Maddon said. "Offensively, that's the part that has to come on a more consistent basis."