CLEVELAND -- Second baseman Gordon Beckham joined the Chicago White Sox for their three-game series against the Cleveland Indians, but will remain in Cleveland as he will have surgery to repair his injured left wrist.
With Beckham being moved to the disabled list and expected to miss six weeks, the Sox recalled right-handed relief pitcher Deunte Heath from Triple-A Charlotte. Heath's promotion is largely due to the White Sox's bullpen being used often in Washington with starters Gavin Floyd and Dylan Axelrod combining for nine innings over the last two games against the Nationals.
"With Gordon going down, the way our last games have gone, you have to use guys over and over again," Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "The way we use our lineup, we don't see a lot of pinch-hit opportunities in there. For now, [adding Heath] lets guys get a break in between.
"I don't think it will be this way forever," Ventura said. "For right now, it's the most logical thing for me."