Beckham out 6-8 months after knee surgery
Rays INF Tim Beckham is projected to miss 6-8 months after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair the ACL he tore in his right knee, the team announced.
Beckham was injured during a recent workout. Though a longshot to make the opening day roster, he was certainly in the plans if the Rays sustained an injury or needed depth during the season, even more so with Hak-Ju Lee, the team's top middle infield prospect, also recovering from knee surgery.
Beckham, who finally reached the majors in September after being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft, had the surgery done by Dr. James Andrews in his Pensacola area facility.
Also, the team announced that RHP Ryne Stanek - a first-round draft pick who received a $1.76-million signing bonus, underwent surgery to repair his right hip labrum and will be out until mid-summer.
Stanek had some issues with the hip and didn't pitch in any regular-season games after signing, though did make a few instructional league appearances. The surgery was essentially to clean up the area.