Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham suffered a left wrist injury while swinging during Tuesday night’s contest against the Washington Nationals. That injury was diagnosed as a fractured hamate bone, an
ailment that requires surgery and six to eight weeks of recovery, according to
Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago.
#whitesox will make a corresponding move tomorrow. Recovery is 6-8 weeks from surgery, which hasn't been scheduled.
— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) April 11, 2013
Beckham’s injury was initially called nerve irritation in
his left wrist. He experienced discomfort while taking a cut against Nationals
left-hander Gio Gonzalez, and tests later revealed the fracture.
Given the timeframe, Beckham will likely be sidelined until
July. Chicago has yet to make a roster move, but at this point they could move
Jeff Keppinger over to second and use Connor Gillaspie at the hot corner. This
is what they did what Beckham exited Tuesday’s contest early.
Beckham has been a regular with the White Sox over the past
four seasons. He was a top prospect that posted promising totals during his
rookie campaign, but he’s been just mediocre since then. The 26-year-old owns a
career batting line of .246/.312/.381.
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