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Beckham, Danks inching closer to Major League return

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ANAHEIM -- After finishing 2-for-4 as the designated hitter for Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday night, Gordon Beckham knocked out three hits during his second Minor League rehab start for Charlotte on Sunday. Beckham scored one and drove in two while playing second base, as he moves closer to a White Sox return from a fractured hamate bone in his left hand that has had him out of action since April 10.

"It's more the physical stuff for him getting back right now," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura of his starting second baseman's recovery. "It's not like a guy who goes to the offseason and comes back.

"Gordon is still running around and doing stuff, so he still kind of has the eyes and the timing of it. I think he will progress a little quicker."

Utility infielder Angel Sanchez, also on a rehab assignment to test his lower back strain, is 4-for-16 with six runs scored over six games for the Knights.

John Danks was Charlotte's focus on Saturday night in Buffalo, as he made his fourth and possibly final Minor League rehab start. Ventura said a discussion would take place when the White Sox return home to plan the left-hander's next step, which could result in a start against the Marlins on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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