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Beckham resting, hoping to avoid return to DL

Beckham resting, hoping to avoid return to DL

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Beckham resting, hoping to avoid return to DL

CHICAGO -- Monday marked a second straight day of inactivity for Gordon Beckham, after the second baseman strained a ligament in his left wrist while swinging a weighted bat while warming up for batting practice Friday.

This injury joins the removal of a fractured hamate bone in his left hand that cost Beckham from April 12 to June 3 and a left quad contusion he sustained in Philadelphia before the end of the season's first half when right fielder Casper Wells slid into him while making a catch.

"Pretty frustrating. I've been unfortunate in a couple of different ways," Beckham said. "It is what it is. It's frustrating for me because if it was just this, I think I could be OK with it, but when you hurt yourself for two months and are finally starting to get comfortable back playing and for something to go wrong with your hand again, it kind of stings."

Another trip to the disabled list is possible for Beckham. But he first has to see how the wrist responds to the rest.

"I don't want to go on the DL, but we just have to let it play out," Beckham said. "The doctor said it could be a week, it could be more, it could be less. We don't really know."

"You go day to day and see how he is tomorrow and the next day," said White Sox manager Robin Ventura, who admitted Beckham is pretty sore. "Again, you can't ever tell. You can't say he's not going to when there's a chance he could. I hope he doesn't."

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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