Beckham has just one hit over his last 19 at-bats and is on a slide that brings back vivid memories of his first-half struggles last season.
A scout watching the White Sox play last week gave low marks to Beckham’s approach at the plate and asked if the White Sox continued to have high hopes for the young infielder as they did last season when he was considered untradeable.
For the second consecutive day, Adam Dunn will hit out of the fifth hole as the designated hitter, while Carlos Quentin returns to Dunn’s spot in the No. 3 hole. The White Sox’s production was limited Wednesday, the first day that Quentin and Dunn swapped spots, but Dunn did have a double while Quentin hit a solo home run.
At third base, Mark Teahen will get the start for the third consecutive day as struggling rookie third baseman Brent Morel takes a seat. Morel’s last start came Monday against left-hander David Price. Teahen got the call for the next three games, all against Rays right-handers.