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Dogs off the Leash: Gordon Beckham producing at high level for White Sox

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Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 4:00 pm | Updated: 2:18 pm, Tue Jul 22, 2014.

Former Bulldog Baseball player Gordon Beckham is quietly having a nice season at second base for the Chicago White Sox.

Beckham is hitting .261 with seven home runs and 23 RBI. Beckham has been hitting well as of late-a good sign as he looks to overcome past struggles and cement himself at age 27 as a mainstay in the White Sox lineup.

Though there have been rumors circulating that the fourth-place White Sox, who are estimated to have just a 3.6 percent chance of reaching the postseason, are considering trading Beckham before the July 31 trade dealine, Beckham’s production has put him on pace to have his best season since his rookie campaign in 2009.

Knowshon Moreno to undergo knee surgery

Former UGA running back Knowshon Moreno has continued his unfortunate stretch of injury concerns.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported last week that Moreno will undergo arthroscopic kneee surgery and will miss around a month of team activities. While the procedure is nothing too serious, this will be something to keep on eye on given Moreno’s injury history.

Moreno was signed to a free-agent contract by the Miami Dolphins on March 27 worth around 3 million dollars.

Alex Wood returns to starting rotation

Former Bulldog standout Alex Wood made his return to the Braves starting rotation last Wednesday after spending time in the minors.

Wood made his first start for the Braves since May 4, and pitched a great game in which he struck out four and allowed just three hits and a walk. Wood will likely be a key player for the Braves down the stretch run because of his versatility as a quality starter and ability to come out of the bullpen, which he has dome extensively throughout his time in the majors.

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