Tim 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.