Describing Thursday as “bittersweet,” former Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham thanked the White Sox organization for the past six seasons via Twitter.
Beckham, a 2008 first round draft choice by the White Sox out of the University of Georgia, was traded by the White Sox to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Thursday for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
Here is the tweet from Beckham:
Beckham later tweeted:
This hasn’t been the season the White Sox had hoped for from Beckham at the plate, as he is currently batting .221 in 101 games with the White Sox in ’14. In those 390 at-bats, he’s struck out 70 times and has walked 19.
Also this season for the newest Angels second baseman, he has collected 86 hits, with 24 doubles and seven home runs. Those hits have allowed him to gain 36 RBIs.
Defensively this season Beckham has a .981 fielding percentage with 10 errors. He has played 100 games at second base this season. In 524 chances in ’14, Beckham has 202 put outs and 312 assists. He’s been apart of 74 double plays.
Beckham always seemed like a cool dude, so I always hoped the next year would be the year he straightened things out at the plate, but it never happened, hence this trade to the Angels.
He cared for this ball club, that’s easy to see with his thanks on Twitter, but as I’ve said before this move is best for Beckham and the White Sox as they both can get a fresh start.
Best of luck to Beckham with the Angels.