(NEW YORK) — The Gordon Beckham-era is over in Chicago as the White Sox have traded the second baseman to the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later.
“This trade, quite frankly, was more about creating an opportunity for some of our young players to come up here, get some playing time and become part of this next core of White Sox players that we have put together over the last several months and are going to continue to work on over the next several months,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said.
Beckham was the eighth overall pick by the White Sox back in 2008 and much was expected of him once he made his MLB debut back in 2009. Even though he’d been the team’s primary second baseman since being called up, he never quite lived up the lofty expectations placed on him.
In 739 games with the White Sox, Beckham hit just .244 with 61 home runs and a .306 on base percentage.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN