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Beckham expects to miss a few games

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Tim Beckham said he felt lucky his left hand injury isn't more serious than it is, and he "should be back in there in a couple of days."

The Rays shortstop was struck in the side of the hand during the fourth inning on Monday by a Scott Feldman pitch that kept running inside. X-rays came back negative, and Beckham was diagnosed with a left hand contusion.

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Tim Beckham said he felt lucky his left hand injury isn't more serious than it is, and he "should be back in there in a couple of days."

The Rays shortstop was struck in the side of the hand during the fourth inning on Monday by a Scott Feldman pitch that kept running inside. X-rays came back negative, and Beckham was diagnosed with a left hand contusion.

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Video: CIN@TB: Beckham on leaving game after hit-by-pitch

Beckham finished the inning running the bases, but exited before the Rays could take the field again, as he said he had trouble squeezing his glove.

Daniel Robertson slid over to Beckham's position at shortstop, and he started in his place Tuesday against the Reds.

Rays sign 19 Draft selections

The Rays signed 19 more of their 2017 MLB Draft selections, with fourth-round pick Drew Strotman being the highest pick to sign. Andrew Gist, a left-handed pitcher, will be the lone player among the day's signees to report to Class A Advanced Hudson Valley.

Other picks signed include: outfielder Carl Chester (12th round), catcher Erik Ostberg (13), first baseman Vincent Byrd (14), outfielder Bryce Brown (15), right-hander Chris Muller (17), right-hander Tyler Day (19), right-hander Zack Mozingo (23), catcher Jordyn Muffley (24), catcher Andrew Miller (25), left-hander Blake Pflughaupt (27), shortstop Justin Bridgman (28), shortstop Seaver Whalen (32), left-hander Ivan Pelaez (33), second baseman Trey Hair (34), right-hander Garrett Anderson (35), third baseman Allen Smoot (40), right-hander Strotman (fourth round) and left-hander Josh Fleming (fifth round).

Tampa Bay has inked 25 of 41 players drafted.

Connor Mount is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg.

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