Beckham expected to rejoin Sox in Seattle

Beckham expected to rejoin Sox in Seattle
June 2, 2013, 7:30 pm
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Gordon Beckham is back.

The White Sox second baseman is expected to join the team in Seattle on Monday and be activated off the 15-day disabled list, per a team source. To make room, the White Sox will designate infielder Tyler Greene for assignment.

Beckham hasn’t played for the White Sox since he sustained a broken left hamate bone in the seventh game of the season in Washington on April 9.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura has to hope Beckham can provide energy to an offense that has continued to struggle all season long. The White Sox were shut out for the sixth time in 54 games on Sunday in a 2-0 loss to the Oakland A’s, the team’s sixth straight defeat.

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Beckham, who had surgery on his left hand on April 16, had his fifth hit in three games on Saturday. Prior to that, Beckham was benched for a week with soreness in the surgically repaired area.

He had a scheduled day off Sunday and should join the team in time for the start of a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners.

Greene is 12-for-54 with a homer and three RBIs since he joined the White Sox in April. The White Sox now have 10 days to try and trade or release the former first-round pick.

The White Sox will have 38 players on the 40-man roster after Greene is officially removed on Monday.