Beckham receives first career ejection vs. A's

July 18th, 2017

OAKLAND -- Rays infielder was ejected for the first time in his career in the middle of the fourth inning of Monday night's 3-2 win in Oakland.

Beckham was called out on strikes by umpire Lance Barrett in the top of the fourth and appeared to disagree with the call. While Beckham returned to the dugout, he continued to protest the call as he went out to second base for the bottom of the fourth, leading to the ejection.

With Brad Miller in the lineup as the designated hitter, the Rays put at second base in Beckham's place for his first appearance there in five years. Plouffe last played at second base in 2012 with the Twins.