White Sox bring back Gordon Beckham
Gordon Beckham is back with the White Sox. The infielder has agreed to terms on a one-year, $2 million contract, the club announced on Wednesday.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Beckham, the White Sox designated outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment.
Beckham, 28, was traded to the Angels last August after spending all of his career with Chicago. In 127 games between the two teams last season, he hit .226 with 27 doubles and nine home runs.
“Adding Gordon improves the depth and flexibility of our roster,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement released by the team. “We are thrilled to have him back. Like Emilio Bonifacio, Gordon brings the ability to play solid defense at multiple positions or play on an everyday basis should the need arise. This also gives Robin the ability to play matchups more effectively when setting the lineup.”
Beckham was a first-round pick by the White Sox in the 2008 Draft and made his Major League debut in ’09.
Viciedo hit .231 with 21 homers in 145 games with the White Sox last year.