The Braves plan to activate eteran infielder Gordon Beckham before Tuesday’s series opener against the Phillies. He’s been on the 15-day disabled list recovering from a strained hamstring. (Curtis Compton /
Photo: Curtis Compton
Photo: Curtis Compton

Braves infielder Beckham coming off DL

The Braves will activate veteran infielder Gordon Beckham from the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday’s series opener against Philadelphia.

Outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo has been designated for assignment to open a spot on the 25-man roster. The journeyman was 0-for-3 with a strikeout in three pinch-hit appearances since having his contract purchased from Triple-A Gwinnett last week.

Beckham, who’s been on rehab assignment for a strained hamstring, hit .280 (7-for-25) with a .357 OBP in 10 games before the injury, including 5-for-13 against right-handers with two doubles, three walks and a .500 OBP.

After beginning the season as a backup and platoon player at second base and third base, Beckham went 7-for-18 over a seven-game stretch and had become the primary second baseman just before his injury.

He was 4-for-12 with two doubles in three rehab games at Gwinnett, after first playing a few extended spring training games in Florida.

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