Aaron Gleeman

Braves sign Gordon Beckham to one-year deal

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Veteran infielder Gordon Beckham has agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Braves, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.

Based on their recent moves the Braves clearly aren’t trying to win this season–our own Craig Calcaterra has written extensively about that–so Beckham is a good fit in that he’s from Atlanta and cheap.

He also hasn’t been effective since a nice rookie season in 2009, failing to crack a .700 OPS in any of the six years since then. This past season he hit .209 with six homers and a .607 OPS in 100 games for the White Sox while playing all over the infield.