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Beckham won't be back for 2 weeks

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  • Associated PressWhite Sox starter John Danks gave up a pair of homers to Dioner Navarro, right, during 4 innings of work Wednesday in the Cubs' 9-3 victory at Wrigley Field.

    Associated PressWhite Sox starter John Danks gave up a pair of homers to Dioner Navarro, right, during 4 innings of work Wednesday in the Cubs' 9-3 victory at Wrigley Field.


Gordon Beckham was hoping to come off the disabled list and rejoin the White Sox in time for last Friday's interleague game against the Marlins.

It looks like the injured second baseman's timetable is going to be two weeks off.

Beckham, who has been sidelined since he fractured his left hamate bone on April 9 at Washington, was scheduled to take batting practice with Class AAA Charlotte on Wednesday and resume his rehab stint Thursday.

Manager Robin Ventura said Beckham is not going to play on the upcoming road trip to Oakland and Seattle, but he is expected to be back in the lineup June 6 when the Sox return to U.S. Cellular Field to play the A's.

In five games with Charlotte -- two at shortstop -- Beckham is batting .318 (5-for-22) with 2 RBI.

Ventura expects Beckham to give Alexei Ramirez a break from time to time and play short when he returns. Ramirez has played every inning of every White Sox game this season.

Danks rusty?

John Danks lasted just 4 innings against the Cubs on Wednesday in his second start back from a yearlong absence.

In addition to leaving 2 changeups up in the zone that Dioner Navarro hit over the fence, Danks wasn't happy with the command of his fastball. Afterward, the left-hander wasn't making excuses.

"It's still a process in getting back," Danks said. "But like I said from the very beginning, when I'm taking the mound out there it's because I feel like I'm giving us a chance to win. I felt fine going into the game. I just didn't pitch well and go get 'em in Seattle."

Dunn gets nod:

Playing the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, where there is no designated hitter, the Sox put Adam Dunn at first base and held Paul Konerko out of the starting lineup.

While it appeared to be a matchup move against right-handed starter Scott Feldman, the right-handed Konerko was a career 6-for-22 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI against Feldman and Dunn was 1-for-7.

Instead, White sox manager Robin Ventura said he wanted to give Konerko a break after Tuesday night's rain-shortened game against the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field.

The slumping Dunn was 0-for-3 with 3 strikeouts against Feldman.

Sale on schedule:

Chris Sale pitched only 3 innings against the Cubs on Tuesday before rain postponed play, so there was some thought about pitching him on Saturday at Oakland instead of Sunday.

Manager Robin Ventura said Sale is going to stay on his original schedule.

"To give him an extra day is continuing with taking care of him and making sure he feels good when he goes out there," Ventura said.

Sale was scratched from last Wednesday's start against the Red Sox with shoulder tendinitis. After his abbreviated stint against the Cubs, the ace left-hander was asked how he feels.

"I actually felt really good yesterday," Sale said. "I felt the same thing today. Just a little tightness."

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