Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tim Beckham Coming to the Bulls

Infielder Tim Beckham is coming to the Durham Bulls after a solid start with the Tampa Bay Rays this year — 33 games, decent stats. Commentary implies that in the short run the Rays need a pitcher more than they need an infielder. They called up Enny Romero, who has been doing an above-average job for Bulls.

Mr. Beckham is showing some real pop this year, as discussed over on Rays Index. Here’s hoping he brings that to the DBAP. The Bulls “power hitters” this year are still looking for a charging station.

After a long rehab, Beckham only got in 15 games with the Bulls last year and our guess was that 2015 might be his year. We've watched him a lot over the years and his arrival certainly helps fill the hole that Hak-Ju Lee's injury has left, plus he is certainly a much better hitter. This could be a real boost to the Bulls upcoming home stand. Here's hoping being optioned doesn't work on his head.

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