Kosuke Fukudome is likely to head to Charlotte on Monday to begin a minor league rehab assignment, manager Robin Ventura said prior to Sunday's game in Los Angeles. Fukudome is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a rib cage injury suffered June 3 against Seattle.
In 51 plate appearances spanning 24 games with the White Sox, Fukudome is hitting .171.294.195 with eight walks and nine strikeouts. Jordan Danks, who was called up when Fukudome hit the disabled list, is 5-10 with a stolen base in his first stint in the majors.
The 35-year-old Fukudome signed a one-year, 1 million deal in February that includes a 3.5 million club option for 2013.