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Angels trade for 2B Beckham

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 21 2014 10:30:24 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 22 2014 09:42:16 AM CDT
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The Los Angeles Angels, looking to bolster their infield depth for a run at an American League playoff berth, acquired second baseman Gordon Beckham from the Chicago White Sox on Thursday in exchange for cash or a player to be named.

Beckham is batting .221 with seven home runs and 36 RBIs in 390 at-bats this year. He is a career .244 hitter in six seasons with the White Sox.

The 27-year-old veteran is expected to back up second baseman Howie Kendrick and third baseman David Freese with the Angels.

Beckham is in the second year of arbitration eligibility and is making $4.18 million this season. He is due to become a free agent after the 2015 season.