Beckham battles nagging injuries

Beckham battles nagging injuries
September 18, 2013, 1:15 pm
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Gordon Beckham continues to deal with an aggravated quadriceps muscle and is out of the lineup on Wednesday.

Beckham originally suffered the injury in on Aug. 15 but has mostly played through the pain. While he has struggled at the plate since, the White Sox second baseman has had some difficulty in the field the past two games with several bad relay throws to first base on potential double plays.

Beckham has hit .153 with a homer and five RBIs in 27 games since he first suffered the injury.

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“He’s dealt with a lot, injury wise and the adversity of it is getting through it,” manager Robin Ventura said. “It’s not a wasted season, but part of it is he started off pretty good then got hurt. He’s had a few things here and there that have sidetracked him. You see better things from him if he can stay healthy.”

Beckham has also battled a sore wrist he sustained right after the team returned from the All-Star break. Earlier this season, Beckham missed 7 1/2 weeks with a broken hamate bone.

Leury Garcia is starting in Beckham’s place on Wednesday.