Just when you think the trade deadline drama is over, the Orioles struck at the last-minute to make a deal with the Rays. The O's will receive infielder Tim Beckham from Tampa Bay in exchange for RHP Tobias Myers.
Beckham has been a part of the Rays since 2013 and holds a career .247 batting average in 236 games. With J.J. Hardy on the disabled list and Ryan Flaherty still working his way back from an injury, the Orioles can benefit from having Beckham as their everyday shortstop in the second half of the season. The 27-year-old infielder has also played games at second and third base.
With Beckham under team control until 2020, the Orioles may have just quietly added a solid utility player for the next few years. On the other side of the deal, it is hard to say how valuable Myers is. The 18-year-old went 2-2 with a 3.94 ERA in seven starts this season with Aberdeen.
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