CHICAGO -- The White Sox signed Tim Beckham to a Minor League deal, with the veteran infielder earning $1.35 million if he makes the team. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand confirmed the news. The White Sox have not announced the agreement.
Beckham, 30, has played across the infield and spent 13 games in the outfield over 472 games during his six-year career. He last was in action in 2019 for the Mariners, when the right-handed hitter produced a slash line of .237/.293/.461 to complement 15 home runs, a career-high 21 doubles and 47 RBIs. Beckham went 5-for-11 with one home run, two doubles, five runs scored and three RBIs during three games played in Chicago from April 5-7 of that season.
On Aug. 6, 2019, Beckham was suspended without pay for 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Tampa Bay selected Beckham, who has 63 career home runs and a career .733 OPS, with the first overall pick in the 2008 Draft. Beckham also played for Orioles ('17-18).