Tim Beckham may not get the chance to play for the Chicago White Sox at all.
Tim Beckham has only taken at-bats for the White Sox during Spring Training but it is safe to say he will not be putting on a White Sox uniform after this year. Beckham has played spent six seasons in the big leagues. For most of those years, he spent half of the season in the minor leagues.
Beckham has bounced around the league as well, making stops in Tampa Bay, Baltimore, and Seattle. Since 2014 he has played for a combined seven different teams if you include his Minor League stops with the GCL Rays, Charlotte, Durham, Charlotte once again, back to Durham, Bowie, and Norfolk.
Beckham was signed as a Minor League free agent on October 29th with the hopes that he could provide the White Sox with some infield depth. In 2019, he hit .237 in 88 games with Seattle. His versatility was intriguing. That season he played 39 games at shortstop, 12 in left field, nine at third base, eight at second base, and four at first.
He did not crack the roster out of spring training. He put together a nice season in Triple-A Charlotte. Beckham hit .279 with 11 home runs, 32 RBIs, and a .875 OPS. Despite the solid production, he was not called up when Nick Madrigal got hurt.
He also wasn’t selected for September call-ups. This is the last year of his Minor League contract so it is a safe bet another team will take a flyer on him. Beckham probably wore a White Sox uniform for the final time in Glendale Arizona.