Beckham feels pain, delaying comeback
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Gordon Beckham was hoping to be back in the White Sox' lineup Friday night against the Marlins.
Instead, the injured second baseman has been shut down with pain in his surgically repaired left wrist.
Beckham has been on the disabled list since fracturing his hamate bone in an April 9 interleague game at Washington.
After playing in his fifth rehab game with Class AAA Charlotte on Thursday night, Beckham talked with Sox general manager Rick Hahn.
"He actually sent me a text prior to the game (Thursday) night saying how well he felt, that he thought he was getting close to ready," Hahn said. "I said, 'Let's talk again after you play.' He called me after his game in Rochester last night and said, 'You know, the pain is still there. It's not going away. Is there a way we can try to knock this out?' (Trainer) Herm (Schneider) and I spoke, and they spoke to a surgeon and came up with this new protocol."
Beckham was given some pain medication, and Hahn said he won't play again until Wednesday at the earliest. He'll stay with Charlotte upon his return, so Beckham is at least another week away from rejoining the Sox.
"I don't want to use the word setback simply because initially when you have this type of surgery, the general timeline is at least six weeks from the surgical date, which is next Tuesday," Hahn said. "There was some scuttlebutt that he could be back as soon as this weekend, but that would have been ahead of schedule. So we are still kind of on that original timeframe. ... We have him back out there next week, and we are sort of erring on the side of caution here, and let the pain cycle get broken first before he plays again."
Scratched from Wednesday's start against the Red Sox with tendinitis in his left posterior shoulder, White Sox ace Chris Sale said he's still on track to pitch against the Cubs on Tuesday night at the Cell.
"I think we're progressing the way we want to," Sale said. "I went through my normal Day 1 shoulder program. Didn't feel anything. I actually asked if I could go play catch today, but Herm (Schneider) said let's wait another day to throw. Get some more treatment in and we'll see how tomorrow goes after a full shoulder program."
GM Rick Hahn said major-league rules prohibit him from discussing infielder Angel Sanchez until Saturday at the earliest.
The White Sox reportedly placed Sanchez on waivers. If he clears, Sanchez would have to be offered back to the Los Angeles Angels since he was a Rule 5 pick.
Sanchez has been on the disabled list since April 14 with a lower back strain and he's been playing rehab games with Class AAA Charlotte.
The 29-year-old utility man played in one game with the Sox this season and was 0-for-2.
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