Morel feeling better, ready to start rehab assignment

Morel feeling better, ready to start rehab assignment
May 27, 2012, 5:29 pm
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By Paul LaTour contributor

With the temperatures soaring into the 90s, not many of the White Sox players took to the field prior to todays series finale against Cleveland at U.S. Cellular Field.

But one of those who did was Brent Morel.

Morel took some infield practice as he continues to recover from the lower back strain that put him on the disabled list.

Im just getting my feet back underneath me, getting my arm back in shape, Morel said. I feel ready to go.

After taking five days to rest, Morel has taken infield practice the past two days and took batting practice in the cage this morning. He said his back is progressing well.

It feels way better, so hopefully it continues to feel like this, Morel said, adding he expects to begin a rehabilitation assignment Wednesday, most likely in Charlotte, home of Chicagos Triple-A affiliate.

Morel was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 18, making him eligible to rejoin the Sox next weekend for the Seattle series.

Its no guarantee hell be plugged back into his starting position at third base. Veteran Orlando Hudson has played well at the position in Morels absence.

Hudson is hitting .231 with one RBI in five games. Hell make his fifth straight start at third base today. Hes also been error free in adjusting to a position hes never played at in his major-league career.