The Giants have re-signed infielder Gordon Beckham to a minor-league deal, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reports. Beckham will earn $1.25 million if he makes the majors.
Beckham will compete with fellow minor-league signees Jae-gyun Hwang and Jimmy Rollins for a backup outfield spot with the Giants this spring. He has experience at second base, shortstop and third base, giving San Francisco some versatility off the bench.
Beckham spent the end of last season with the Giants, giving the club some depth for three games after a Sep. 27 trade with Atlanta. He apparently impressed in his time in the Bay Area, as San Francisco retained interest in him throughout the winter.
Beckham, 30, hit just .212/.294/.347 with five homers for the Braves and Giants in 88 games last season. He is a career .240/.303/.370 hitter in eight major-league seasons with the White Sox (2009-14, 2015), Angels (2015), Braves (2016) and Giants (2016).