Beckham expected off Braves’ 15-day DL Monday

The Braves expect to activate veteran infielder Gordon Beckham from the disabled list for Monday’s series opener at Philadelphia.

He’s been out since June 1 with a strained left hamstring, and the Braves were cautious in bringing him back this time since it was his second DL stint this season for a hamstring injury.

Beckham is scheduled to play nine innings at shortstop for high-Single A Carolina on Saturday, then join the Braves for the Phillies series, after the Braves play the Marlins in a special game Sunday night at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Despite the two DL stints, Beckham’s having a career-reviving season, hitting .284 with 10 extra-base hits and a .382 on-base percentage in 110 plate appearances, including two homers and seven RBIs in his last eight games before the most recent injury.

The Braves hope he’ll be able to pick up where he left off the last time he came off the DL in the second week of May. He hit .394 (13-for-33) with five doubles and a .474 OBP in his first 10 games back from that injury.