White Sox not ready to switch Gordon Beckham's position
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) White Sox manager Robin Ventura told Comcast SportsNet Chicago that Gordon Beckham will not be switching from second base to shortstop, despite playing shortstop during Monday's rehab game.
"When everybody starts getting healthy you can only fit so many people in certain spots," Ventura said. "Alexei is the shortstop. But in case you need somebody there, is (Beckham) able to do that? That's more of a reason to have him do it. I want him to play second base here. But for one game, or if something happens before you could get somebody up here, would he be able to do it? … You start to find out if he's comfortable."
Beckham, who played shortstop in college, has gone 6 for 13 with two RBI in three rehab games and could be back with the White Sox at the end of the week.
Gordon Beckham playing shortstop in rehab games
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham played shortstop during Monday's rehab game.
Beckham played shortstop in college, but has been used as a second baseman during his major-league career. The team has Alexei Ramirez at short, so there's no immediate need for Beckham to play the position. The White Sox are currently three games under .500, and could be looking to see whether Beckham can handle the position for trade purposes. Beckham is hitting .316/.333/.316 in 19 at-bats.
Gordon Beckham shooting for weekend return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham started at shortstop for Triple-A Charlotte Monday during his rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.
He's had five hits over starts at DH and at second base.
Manager Robin Ventura mentioned that Beckham could rejoin the team this weekend.
"Sometime by the end of the week you would think, but again, you never know how that hand is going to react," Ventura said of Beckham and his recovery from a fractured left hamate bone. "It's probably been sore because this is the first time he's been hitting on a daily basis. You would hope so, but nothing's guaranteed."
Gordon Beckham gets two hits in rehab game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham opened his rehab assignment as Triple-A Charlotte's designated hitter Saturday, going 2 for 4 with a walk and scoring three runs.
On the disabled list with a wrist injury, Beckham is expected to return to the White Sox for next weekend's series against the Marlins.
Gordon Beckham targeting return next weekend
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham is expected to return to the club in time for next weekend's series against Miami, the Chicago Sun-Times announced.
Will Beckham play, though? The 2008 first round pick has just a .239/.303/.361 (78 OPS+) line since 2010. Meanwhile, Conor Gillaspie (.294/.360/.451, 115 OPS+) is looking like a rookie of the year candidate. Perhaps Jeff Keppinger (.188/.191/.210, 7 OPS+) heads to the bench for Beckham, but there is competition now. Beckham will have to hit to guarantee playing time -- a new situation for him, given how the White Sox have lacked infield depth for most of his career.
Beckham had surgery for a broken bone in his hand last month and hasn't played since April 9. He is expected to return before the end of May.
Gordon Beckham progressing from injury
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham continued to take light swings in the batting cage on Monday as he recovers from a broken hamate bone (wrist). He added that his hand has been progressing the last few days.
"There's a lot to be excited about the way I'm swinging," Beckham said. "The second day I woke up after I hit, it was definitely sore. I woke up today and there was a lot less soreness from yesterday. I felt pretty good swinging the bat. When it's the right pitch, the right swing it's doing the right thing, but there are some pitches that tie me up that I don't feel comfortable with yet."
The 26-year-old plans on taking batting practice later in the week and hopes to head out on a rehab assignment in the near future.
"It's kind of like going back to spring training again," Beckham said. "You've got to see some pitches … I have to feel that with time, I'm going to start feeling comfortable back in the box again."
Gordon Beckham hoping to begin rehab assignment May 20
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham hopes to begin his rehab assignment May 20 and rejoin the team in two weeks, the team announced Friday.
Beckham is recovering from surgery on his left hand to remove his hamate bone. He has hit .316/.333/.316 in 21 plate appearances this season.
Gordon Beckham nearing rehab assignment
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is hoping to start his minor-league rehab assignment at some point next week, according to MLB.com.
Beckham, who underwent surgery earlier in the month to remove the hamate bone from his left hand, has been sidelined since April 9. He started the season 6 for 19 with an RBI before getting hurt.
Gordon Beckham has stitches removed
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham, who underwent surgery earlier in the month to remove the hamate bone from his left hand, had his stitches removed Tuesday, according to MLB.com.
Beckham is waiting to be cleared for baseball-related activities. He hopes to start taking flips next week while accompanying the team in New York. Beckham was batting .316 in seven games before getting hurt.
No baseball activities yet for Gordon Beckham
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham (wrist) said Monday he is feeling good, but he's not progressed baseball-related activities. He said he is not feeling any pain following surgery to remove a hamate bone in his left hand.
Gordon Beckham undergoes successful surgery on hamate bone
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham had successful surgery on his hamate bone Tuesday.
Beckham is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Jeff Keppinger and Tyler Greene will likely fill-in at second while Beckham is sidelined.
Gordon Beckham set for Tuesday surgery
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) White Sox infielder Gordon Beckham is scheduled to undergo surgery to remove the hamate bone in his left hand Tuesday. Gordon has been out since suffering an injury Tuesday, and is expected to miss six to eight weeks due to the procedure.
Beckham was batting .316 in seven games prior to the injury.
White Sox place Gordon Beckham on DL with hand injury
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) The White Sox have placed second baseman Gordon Beckham on the 15-day disabled list, the club announced.
Beckham suffered a hamate fracture on his left hand, a similar injury to what Pablo Sandoval and Nick Markakis suffered last season. Both players missed about a month due to the injury, and so a similar timeline for Beckham wouldn't be surprising.
Expect Jeff Keppinger to get the bulk of the playing time at second base in Beckham's absence, with Conor Gillaspie getting playing time at third base.
Gordon Beckham knocked out six weeks
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is expected to be sidelined the next six weeks after an MRI on his left wrist revealed a fractured hamate bone, according to the team. He is scheduled to have surgery next week.
Beckham was in the lineup at second base for Chicago's first seven games of the season and was hitting .316. Jeff Keppinger took his spot at second base for the second day in a row Thursday at Washington, and Conor Gillaspie replaced Keppinger at third.
Gordon Beckham headed for DL?
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham (wrist) could end up on the disabled list, the Chicago Sun-Times reports Wednesday. Beckham left Tuesday's game with left wrist irriation and wasn't feeling better Wednesday.
The infielder is taking anti-inflammatories but an MRI will be performed if he doesn't feel any better Thursday.
"You kind of prepare for it,'' manager Robin Ventura said of Beckham possibly going on the DL. "But you hope it doesn't happen."
Wrist injury keeps Gordon Beckham sidelined
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) As expected, White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham was left out of the starting lineup Wednesday at Washington because of nerve irritation in his left wrist. Jeff Keppinger started at second base in Beckham's absence.
Beckham is batting .316 (6 for 19) with one RBI and no extra-base hits through seven games.
Gordon Beckham out at least two days
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) X-rays on second baseman Gordon Beckham's wrist showed no structural damage, the White Sox announced Tuesday.
The second baseman told the Chicago Tribune that he injured his wrist on a 2-1 pitch and could be out for at least two days due to the soreness on his wrist.
Gordon Beckham dealing with wrist irritation
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham, who left Tuesday's game against the Nationals, has been diagnosed with nerve irritation in his left wrist, according to the team.
Beckham left the game in the second inning after striking out swinging. He was replaced by Angel Sanchez. Beckham is listed as day to day, according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
Gordon Beckham exits game with apparent injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham was forced out of Tuesday's game against the Nationals with a possible oblique injury.
Beckham appeared to have suffered the injury while striking out swinging in his first at-bat in the second inning. He finished 0 for 1 and is batting .316/.333/.316 this season.
The White Sox have yet to provide details on Beckham's injury.
Four-hit game for Gordon Beckham
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham collected a game-high four hits (all singles) in his four at-bats in the No. 9 spot during Thursday's loss to the Royals. It was Beckham's first four-hit game since May 27, 2012 against the Indians.
Beckham has a .566/.600/.566 line on the season after the outburst.
Gordon Beckham in No. 9 spot
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham will begin the season as the No. 9 hitter for manager Robin Ventura, reports ESPN.
Beckham is batting ninth to open the season against the Royals Monday. The 26-year-old Beckham hit .310 this spring with three home runs and 12 RBI over 71 at-bats. He had a solid spring and will look to build on his 2012 in which he hit .234 with 16 homers and 60 RBI.
Beckham re-ups with White Sox
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/18/2013) The Chicago White Sox announced on Friday that they agreed to a deal with second baseman Gordon Beckham on a one-year deal worth $2.935 million, avoiding arbitration.