Quentin likely out this weekend for White Sox

Quentin likely out this weekend for White Sox

ANAHEIM -- Before Wednesday's game, Carlos Quentin described his left shoulder strain, suffered while making a diving catch on Saturday, as a little better than the day before.

But after the 8-0 setback against the Angels, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said that he didn't expect Quentin to play this weekend in Seattle.

Even before Guillen's comment, Quentin didn't sound confident when asked about a Friday return.

"I'll try, but we'll know Friday," Quentin said. "We are taking it day by day, and hopefully it gets better."

If Quentin is deemed to be out longer than this weekend, the White Sox could place him on the disabled list retroactive to last Saturday and bring up a replacement, such as Dayan Viciedo from Triple-A Charlotte. That move means Quentin would miss next weekend's series with Detroit.

White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski followed his same Tuesday routine on Wednesday, taking flips and catching a little bit, while reporting all remains well with the healing process for his fractured left wrist. Friday will be a big day for Pierzynski, when he takes full batting practice and catches a bullpen.

He continues to work through the pain, after being assured he can't do any further damage to the wrist.

"There definitely is something there, but it's not there all the time," Pierzynski said. "It's not throbbing or killing me or any of that stuff. It's just there.

"On certain movements, it's there. But it's not like it makes you wince or anything like that. They did a great job of getting the inflammation and swelling out. Now it's a matter of playing what we have. As long as I can't do anything worse, it's all systems go."