The Chicago White Sox have activated second-baseman Gordon Beckham from the disabled list. MLB.com's Willie Bans reports that Beckham will rejoin his team in Seattle as the White Sox take on the Mariners on June 3.
Beckham was on the disabled list from April 10 through today following surgery to repair a broken hand suffered on April 9 while batting against the Washington Nationals' Gio Gonzalez. He was hitting .319 in 19 at bats at the time.
Beckham completed a successful rehab assignment in which he hit .333 with 2 doubles and 5 RBI in 36 at bats for Triple-A Charlotte. Beckham is a career .246 hitter with occasional power. He is more of a defensive player, but he can get on base and drive in the occasional run when needed.
The White Sox are looking for offense. They are currently dead last in the American League in runs scored as play begins on June 3. The White Sox have scored 186 runs in 54 games, an average of 3.44 per game. They have had strong pitching for most of the season, but they are currently in fourth place in the A.L. Central at 24-30, 5.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers.
To make room for Beckham, the White Sox designated infielder Tyler Green for assignment.
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