The White Sox and free-agent infielder Gordon Beckham are discussing a reunion, according to major-league sources. Some in the game believe that Chicago has emerged to sign Beckham, who was non-tendered by the Angels earlier in the offseason.
Chicago is currently slated to have Carlos Sanchez starting at second and Conor Gillaspie starting at third, so the addition of Beckham would provide additional depth for a team that has also signed Emilio Bonifacio this winter. The White Sox traded Beckham to the Angels in August in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations after Beckham spent his first five and a half major-league seasons on the south side of Chicago.
In parts of seven-major league seasons, Beckham is a lifetime .245/.307/.375 hitter with 63 home runs and 284 RBI. It was thought earlier in the offseason that he would re-sign with the Angels after being non-tendered, but that possibility appears improbable at the moment.