There’s an opening at third base after the Braves sent Adonis Garcia to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. The Braves also haven’t settled on a regular second baseman, with four players starting at least five games there. Chase d’Arnuad was at second base Tuesday against Phillies left-hander Adam Morgan.
Over eight-plus seasons in the majors Beckham has played at second base (651 games), third base (195) and shortstop (13). In 875 career games entering Tuesday he hit .242 with a .305 on-base percentage.
If Beckham can become the regular third baseman, it would help to stabilize the infield after Ender Inciarte’s return from the DL over the weekend did the same for the outfield.
“Now you are starting to feel that you’ve got some sort of a (consistent) team,” Gonzalez said.