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Giants acquire Gordon Beckham from Braves

The San Francisco Giants acquired infielder Gordon Beckham from the Atlanta Braves to add depth during the final week of the season.

In exchange for Beckham, the Braves received minor league infielder Rich Rodriguez, 23, who has a .264 average with 18 doubles and 68 RBIs in six seasons in the Giants' farm system.

Beckham will not be eligible to play in the postseason, if the Giants qualify, since the trade comes after the Aug. 31 deadline.

Third baseman Eduardo Nunez injured his hamstring stealing his 40th base of the season Sunday. Bochy indicated that Nunez will miss two to three days with the injury. Shortstop Brandon Crawford, meanwhile, is playing despite a dislocated left pinkie.

Conor Gillaspie is expected to replace Nunez in the starting lineup.

"With what happened there with Nuney, we felt we could use the help," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said, according to CSNBayArea.com.

Beckham, 30, is hitting .217 with five home runs and 30 RBIs in 85 games this season, which was his first with the Braves. He has played third base, second base and shortstop this season.

Bochy said Beckham was due to arrive shortly before first pitch of Tuesday night's series opener against Colorado.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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