Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Report: Beckham promoted to majors

Shortstop Tim Beckham was promoted from Triple-A Durham to the Rays after the Bulls' loss Tuesday, according to Adam Sobsey of Bull City Summer.

Beckham is in line to be the 60th former Biscuit to appear in a major league game. He played in Montgomery in 2011.

The 23-year-old hit .276 in 122 games this year for Durham with 51 RBIs and 71 runs scored. Beckham was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft and signed for a then-record $6.1 million bonus.

Beckham had a .275 average in 107 games and was a midseason Southern League All-Star for the Biscuits two years ago. He played in just 72 games last year due to a 50-game suspension after a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

Beckham is in line to be the sixth player from the 2011 Biscuits to play in the major leagues and the fourth former Biscuit this year, joining Derek Dietrich (May 8 debut for Marlins), Alex Colome (May 30 with Rays) and Ryan Reid (June 3 for Pirates).

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