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Rotowire: Mar 20 / 5:07a ET
News: Beckham went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run in the White Sox's win over the Reds on Thursday.
Impact: The extra-base hits were the first of the spring for Beckham, who started at third base. Beckham may only be hitting .154 through 26 Cactus League at-bats, but he appears to be a pretty good bet to make the 25-man roster as a backup infielder.
Rotowire: Jan 28 / 11:40a ET
News: Beckham signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the White Sox on Wednesday.
Impact: While on some level this makes sense because the White Sox were the team that drafted and developed Beckham, it is also interesting because they have gotten to see firsthand how mediocre he has become. He certainly won't be an everyday player if Chicago can stay healthy, as Carlos Sanchez and Micah Johnson, among others, should also vie for at-bats at second base. However, Beckham is capable of occupying the short side of a third base platoon with Conor Gillaspie, which will be his likely role to start the season. That said, he has not posted an OPS above .700 since 2009, and should only be considered in very deep AL-only leagues.
StatsLLC: Jan 28 / 12:00a ET
News: Beckham has agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, who cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment.
Impact: Beckham has spent almost all of his six big league seasons with the White Sox, who traded him to the Los Angeles Angels on Aug. 21. He made $4,175,000 last season, when he hit .226, and Los Angeles declined to offer him a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline, making him a free agent. Drafted with the eighth pick overall by the White Sox in 2008, Beckham is a career .245 hitter.