Mark Teahen continues to get treatment for a strained right oblique muscle that he aggravated in Wednesday’s game against the Angels. He won’t resume baseball activities until the team returns from the road trip.
Manager Ozzie Guillen said that general manager Kenny Williams and assistant GM Rick Hahn will weigh in on the decision first-hand.
Known to be a delicate injury, oblique strains can take well over a month to heal, although Teahen’s issue has been labeled as mild.
Viciedo is no longer playing third base like Teahen does, but he would be able to provide the outfield coverage that Teahen has offered at times.
It’s possible that Viciedo would get enough at-bats to stay in sync if every week he gave Carlos Quentin a day off in right, gave Dunn a day off at DH and played right if Juan Pierre was given a rest and Quentin was moved to left for a game or two.
Viciedo has rebounded after a slow start and is batting .312 after 34 games with five home runs and 28 RBI at Triple-A Charlotte.