Giants, infielder Gordon Beckham agree to minor league deal

SAN FRANCISCO -- Infielder Gordon Beckham agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants and will attend big league spring training.

If added to the major league roster, Beckham would get a $1.25 million, one-year deal.

Beckham announced the deal by posting a clip on Twitter of himself and teammate Hunter Pence celebrating last season.

The team announced the deal Wednesday, five days ahead of when pitchers and catchers report to spring training.

San Francisco acquired Beckham in a trade with Atlanta last Sept. 27 for the season's final week, when second baseman Eduardo Nunezwas injured, and Beckham appeared in three games and made two starts at third base.

The 30-year-old hit .212 with five home runs, 16 doubles and 31 RBIs in 88 games last year.

San Francisco also added veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins on a minor league contract this offseason to add infield depth.
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