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Angels acquire second baseman Gordon Beckham from White Sox

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The Los Angeles Angels traded for second baseman Gordon Beckham Thursday, sending cash and a player to be named later to the Chicago White Sox

Beckham is hitting .221 with 24 doubles and seven home runs on the season. He is on a one-year, $4.18 million contract this year, and eligible for arbitration in the offseason. 

More: New favorite for NL MVP

The Angels are battling the Oakland A's for the AL West division title. L.A has a 1.5 game lead, but the team lost starting pitcher Garrett Richards for the season Wednesday, when he sustained a "significant" knee injury in a game against the Boston Red Sox.

Garrett Richards' injury won't be the end of Angels

On Thursday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Tom Verducci discusses how the Los Angeles Angels are going to manage without Garrett Richards and which team he thinks is going to win the AL West.

- Alex Hampl 

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