Gordon Beckham leaves game with quad strain

Gordon Beckham leaves game with quad strain

August 15, 2013, 8:30 pm
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MINNEAPOLIS — Second baseman Gordon Beckham could miss a few games after he left Thursday’s contest early with right quad strain.

Jeff Keppinger replaced the White Sox regular second baseman in the field to start the bottom of the fourth inning.

Beckham, who went 1-for-2 before he exited, said he has played through the quad strain for a few days. But during a third-inning groundout, Beckham said the coaching staff noticed and removed him as a precaution.

What I felt tonight, I felt in other games, maybe a little worse I don't know,” Beckham said. “It's been something that's been off and on, that I've been playing through it. It's not something that seems to not let me do when I want to sometimes. When I get up to full speed I definitely feel it.”

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Beckham is hitting .310 (74-for-239) with three home runs and 17 RBIs this season. He has scored 31 runs in 67 games.

Earlier this season, Beckham missed 47 games after he broke his left hamate bone and underwent surgery.

He said it only hurts when he runs really hard,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “Going down the first-base line in the second at-bat he probably felt it a little more than he has in the past. If you can’t run hard without feeling it, you probably shouldn’t play.”