Limited Alan Branch Jersey The Orioles acquired shortstop Tim Beckham from the Rays just before Monday’s MLB trade deadline
Tampa Bay announced the addition of Orioles prospect Tobias Myers in return.
Limited Troy Hill Jersey Beckham was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 MLB Draft, but struggled to translate his skills into MLB success. The 27-year-old middle infielder, who can play second base and shortstop, is in the midst of his best season. He is currently slashing .259/.314/.407 with 12 home runs, 36 RBIs and five stolen bases.
Beckham became available after Tampa Bay acquired Adeiny Hechavarria from the Marlins last month.
Thoughts: Bowker and Martinez had a minimal impact in the bigs after the deal, and Turpen, Crawford and Pucetas all failed to make the majors. Molina played the second half of the 2010 season with the Rangers and that ended his time in the majors
Lopez, obviously, became a mainstay in that Giants’ bullpen for years to come. They might not have won a single World Series title without him, much less three of them 鈥?he made 23 total appearances in 2010, 2012 and 2014, with a 0.73 ERA, and only nine of the 44 hitters he faced reached base. Guillen, Ramirez, Ray and Fontenot all made solid contributions for the Giants down the stretch of the regular season.
Thoughts: Fryer has carved out a decent career as a backup catcher. Neither Erickson nor Weems ever made the majors. Hinske and Hairston both were useful bench players for the Yankees that year.