Fresh off news that they’ll be without their ace Garrett Richards for the rest of the season, the Los Angeles Angels have made a move. This move won’t help their rotation, but rather bolster the club’s infield depth. The Angels have acquired 2nd baseman Gordon Beckham from the Chicago White Sox 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 will likely see playing time at 2nd and 3rd base, although almost certainly in a part time role, barring injury. It’s never a bad thing to have some added depth, especially for a team like the Angels, who envision a deep run into October.
Beckham, 27, has been with Chicago for all 6 seasons in which he’s played in the bigs, and owns a career slash line of .244/.306/.374. He has had trouble finding consistency since his rookie season of 2009, in which he hit .270 and smacked 14 home runs. The Angels hope he can thrive in a role presumable without much pressure.