Gordon Beckham Injury: Updates on Braves 3B's Hamstring and Return

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured Columnist

Atlanta Braves second baseman Gordon Beckham (7) rounds first in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)
Brett Davis/Associated Press

The Atlanta Braves were without their top utility man throughout June, having placed Gordon Beckham on the 15-day disabled list on June 2 with a hamstring injury. However, he is ready to return. 

Continue for updates.

Braves Activate Beckham

Thursday, July 7

The Braves announced Beckham had been added to the active roster, while Emilio Bonifacio was designated for assignment. 

Latest on Beckham's Rehab Assignment

Tuesday, June 28

Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reported Beckham went 0-for-3 in a rehab game with the GCL Braves. 

Beckham a Bright Spot for Bad Braves Team

Beckham has appeared in 31 games for the struggling Braves this season, making starts at second base, third base and shortstop.

The veteran infielder has been among the team's most consistent hitters, with a .284 batting average, .382 on-base percentage, two home runs and 16 RBI.

While his numbers don't jump off the page, his contributions are significant for an Atlanta team that ranks 26th in Major League Baseball with a .238 batting average.

With the former Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim player on the shelf, the Braves were forced to rely on myriad players to replace him.

Along with Brandon Snyder playing some third base, Kelly Johnson, Daniel Castro and Adonis Garcia saw added playing time in the infield.

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