Beckham leaves doubleheader with left quad contusion

Beckham leaves doubleheader with left quad contusion
July 13, 2013, 11:45 pm
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PHILADELPHIA -- Gordon Beckham left Game 2 early Saturday with a left quad contusion and is likely out of the lineup Sunday.

Beckham slid and collided with right fielder Casper Wells on a foul pop out in the bottom of the 12th inning. After he writhed in pain on the ground, Beckham got up under his own power and walked with athletic trainer Herm Schneider to second base.

Beckham -- who was 0-for-6 in a game tied at 1 against the Philadelphia Phillies -- even stayed in the game and recorded the final out of the 12th inning. But Beckham didn’t return to the field in the bottom of the 13th.

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Manager Robin Ventura described the injury as a serious charley horse.

“He got a knee on the side,” Ventura said. “It’s pretty good. I doubt he’d be playing tomorrow. Everybody is on board for tomorrow. He’s probably out of there.”

White Sox catcher Josh Phegley, who has never played another position, replaced Beckham. Phegley hadn’t played infield since he played third base in college and hadn’t been at second base since his summer ball in his sophomore year of high school.

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“It’s really an unfortunate situation with Beckham going down,” Phegley said. “He’s a tough guy and he’ll get through this. It was definitely interesting to play the infield but it was an unfortunate situation.”