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Angels acquire Gordon Beckham from White Sox

The infielder will likely serve as a backup behind Howie Kendrick and David Freese.

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Angels have acquired infielder Gordon Beckham from the White Sox in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to a team announcement.

Beckham, 27, will provide infield depth for the Halos behind second baseman Howard Kendrick and third baseman David Freese. Beckham will likely fill in against left-handed pitchers, as he has a .309/.349/.454 line against southpaws on the year in comparison to his overall .221/.263/.336 line in 101 games on the season.

Beckham is owed roughly $903K for the rest of the season, so the cash considerations that could be headed to the Angels would be to offset that cost. He is a free agent after next season, just as Kendrick and Freese are, but may be considered a non-tender candidate.

With Beckham in tow, the Angels will now likely look to add a starting pitcher in the wake of season-ending injuries to Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs. While some speculate that they could dangle Kendrick or Freese in trade talks to get a starter, it seems as though the addition of Beckham is simply an effort to get some bench production during the pennant race.