Beckham not concerned by Keppinger's presence

CHICAGO -- Despite Jeff Keppinger having played 307 games at second base and 152 at third over his eight-year career, Gordon Beckham isn’t worried about the free-agent addition being brought in to eventually or even immediately replace him.

“If they wanted him to play second, they probably would have traded me,” Beckham said. “He's great player and a Georgia Bulldog. So I’m sure we will have a lot of fun with that.

“I know I can play a great second base, they know that too. You just get the bat going like I think it will and it will be a great year.”