USATSI_7459605_154511044_lowresTim Beckham has torn the ACL in his right knee and will miss most of the 2014 season according to Marc Topkin.

It is believed that Beckham tore his ACL working out.

He is the second top shortstop prospect for the Rays to suffer the injury this year. Hak-Ju Lee also tore his ACL during a game and missed most of the 2013 season.

This is the worst possible news for Beckham who made his Major League debut late this season, five years after being selected with the first pick of the 2008 draft.

While we did not have Beckham in our opening day roster projection, he had a legitimate shot to make the team as a back-up middle infielder off the bench, especially if Sean Rodriguez was traded.

Instead, there is almost no chance Beckham will play in the big leagues this year. If he is unable to play at all this year, it would seem unlikely that Beckham would have a shot to make the opening day roster in 2015 either.

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  1. Greg says:

    Feel awful for Tim. Tore my ACL at the same age and, while it's a long road back, it'll be his full-time job and I'll bet he'll be just fine. I liked what I saw of him at the end of the year and was hoping he'd be a part of the 2014 Rays.

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  2. Rob says:

    Wow - just when he was improving. Maybe he can concentrate on muscle development while he is rehabbing to get a little more pop in his bat.

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  3. Geoff Peterson says:

    Buster Posey------ That is all

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  4. Dave L says:

    Tough injury for the kid. Maybe having a taste of the big leagues will motivate him to do what needs to be done to make it back strong.

    I thought Price's coldness to Seattle may disuade them but watching all the wacky moves of Jack Z maybe not. He seems cluelss about roster construction and long term thinking but they have money to burn.

    How about we start with Taijuan and that Nick Franklin 2B (to start out in Durham to replace Beckham).

    I read in two rankings where 3 of their Top Ten prospects were LHP all around 25-26 yo. So throw in one of them too and one or two more younger prospects as well for Price and a pail of Peraltas midsummer rosin. I think we were close at the Winter meetings but other non-seattle baseball people talked the M's out of it and told them they were crazy to trade Walker.

    But let the crafty AF get the original pale JZ alone and he will slowly and methodically squeeze him until he pops and gives in.

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