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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Beckham shows slight improvement

By Doug Padilla

CHICAGO – Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham made slight progress with his injured left wrist Wednesday, but another day is needed to decide whether or not he will avoid the disabled list.

“It felt better than it did,” Beckham said. “I was kind of left on the fence of whether it was good or bad. It was more dull soreness than it was pain, so I think that was a good thing. It got a little better towards the end of the (hitting) session. That’s a positive thing.

“It’s all how it reacts tomorrow from doing a little swinging, even though it wasn’t much. If it’s worse (Thursday) then we’ll have a better idea of what’s going to happen. If it’s about the same then we’ll go from there.”

Beckham first felt discomfort Friday swinging a bat before batting practice. He played in Friday and Saturday’s game, but has been out of action ever since. The injury is near the area where Beckham broke a bone in his left hand, but he has been told the two injuries are not related.

In the case of an emergency, Beckham said he could probably play.

“I don’t think they want to hurt me worse but I definitely think if something happened I could go in and fill in or if somebody got hurt,” Beckham said. “I felt like I could compete with the swing I had today. It didn’t feel great, it didn’t feel 100 percent, but it felt better than it did the other day, so that’s the positive thing I guess.”