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Rays Prospect Tim Beckham Suffers Another Setback – Tears ACL

Posted By Steve Kinsella On December 13, 2013 @ 9:32 PM In Florida News,main feature,MLB | No Comments

Rays Prospect Tim Beckham Tears ACL – Expected To Miss Most Of 2014

In the midst of the news that the Rays had re-signed first baseman James Loney [1] to a 3yr/$21M deal Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times sent out a tweet that was disheartening to say the least:

Tim Beckham_1_2008 [5]Topkin followed up that news saying tweeting [6] that Beckham was injured while working out and although surgery seems likely they are still working out the plan.

Beckham was the overall #1 pick in the 2008 draft and his development through the Rays system has been tough sledding but after posting a .276/.342/.387 slash line with the Bulls he received a September call up.

He made his debut against the Texas Rangers on September 19th pinch hitting for Matt Joyce [7] against Tanner Scheppers [8] and delivered a single for his first major league hit.

Last season he began the season as the Durham Bulls second baseman but after Hak-Ju Lee [9] tore his ACL in a game on April 20th Beckham returned to his position at shortstop.

Now, like two ships passing in the night, Beckham will begin the process that occurs after tearing the ACL while Hak-Ju Lee [9] tries to finish off the process and returns to man the shortstop position for the Durham Bulls in 2014.


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[1] James Loney: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/loneyja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[2] #Rays: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rays&src=hash

[3] Tim Beckham: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/beckhti01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[4] December 13, 2013: https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Rays/statuses/411630964624723968

[5] Image: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Tim-Beckham_1_2008.jpg

[6] tweeting: https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Rays/status/411632372803592192

[7] Matt Joyce: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/players/j/joycema01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[8] Tanner Scheppers: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/schepta01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

[9] Hak-Ju Lee: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=lee---001hak&utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-www.sportstalkflorida.com

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