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BREAKING NEWS: White Sox Purchase Contract for Gordon Beckham

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

In late breaking news from Chicago on Wednesday night, the White Sox announced a plan to purchase the contract of last year's top draft pick, shortstop Gordon Beckham.

Infielder Wilson Betemit will be designated for assignment.

Beckham was selected out of Georgia with the eighth overall selection in 2008. Now 22 years old, Beckham is currently batting .326 between Class AA Birmingham and AAA Charlotte with 23 doubles, four homers, and 25 runs batted in over 45 combines games.

The Sox have been working through poor hitting from nearly every position on the roster except first base, where Paul Konerko is having a renaissance season. Current shortstop Alexei Ramirez has struggled, and has even been...

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