In today's White Sox rumors and news update, the Chicago White Sox have reportedly been dangling second baseman Gordon Beckham for the second straight season.
Per Scott Merkin of MLB.com, the host of rumors that come with that aren't bothering Beckham any longer.
"Trade rumors don't affect how I prepare and how I go about the game," Beckham said, via Merkin's article on Wednesday. "They are just a distraction if you let them be. Obviously, I've heard stuff. But I haven't tried to think about it too much."
"Earlier in my career, it bothered me more in terms of thinking about it and stuff like that. Now, I understand this is a business and they will do what they feel is best for the White Sox. Hopefully, I'm a part of it for a while. But you know if it happens the other way, it is what it is."
Beckham has struggled mightily as of late, going 13-for-99 in his last 26 games as the White Sox have fallen off the pace in the AL Central. There are several contending teams looking for middle infield help, so Beckham's name is of course floating around.
However, whether reports of him being on the market are true or not, he refuses to worry about it.
"I can't be like, 'Well I wish I had more security here,'" Beckham stated. "I'm in my second year of arbitration going into my third -- and this is a business, so it's going to be interesting."
"I've done a lot of good things this year so far. I've been in a little bit of a funk, obviously. But the good news is, I already have been doing very well -- so it's just a matter of turning it back on."
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