The Chicago White Sox have had a busy offseason, and with the team just a few weeks away from reporting for spring training at Camelback Ranch, they made one more addition on Wednesday as they signed Gordon Beckham to a one-year deal.
The deal, which will pay Beckham $2 million, brings back a player that the team traded away last season to the Los Angeles Angels. In 127 games between the White Sox and Angels, Beckham hit nine home runs, drove in 44 RBI and batted .226.
“Adding Gordon improves the depth and flexibility of our roster,” White Sox G.M. Rick Hahn said. “We are thrilled to have him back.”
In order to make room on the active roster for Beckham, the White Sox also announced that they had designated Dayan Viciedo for assignment. The subject of trade rumors throughout the offseason, Viciedo didn’t figure to be a part of the team’s long-term plans despite his 21 home runs and 22 doubles last season.
The White Sox will begin reporting to Glendale, Arizona for spring training with pitchers and catchers arriving on Feb. 19, and the rest of the team will report on Feb. 23.