BALTIMORE -- Second baseman Jayson Nix, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps, began a rehabilitation assignment with Double-A Birmingham on Monday, going 2-for-4 with a run and three RBIs in his first game.
Whatever Nix accomplishes on his rehab stint doesn't really matter to White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.
"[If] you're not on the big league team, you're not my concern," Guillen said. "They'll tell me [how Nix does]."
Because the injury limits Nix's ability to move freely, and because Nix's game is built on his legs, Guillen suggested the White Sox would take a conservative approach with his recovery.
Nix, signed by the White Sox as a free agent after being cut by Colorado last year, hit .462 (6-for-13) in seven Spring Training games. He was placed on the DL on March 30, retroactive to March 27.
"When you've got a leg problem, you have to make sure you're healed real good or it's going to happen again," Guillen said.
Pete Kerzel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.