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Gordon Beckham has a strained oblique

Mar 15, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

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According to Scott Merkin of, the White Sox announced this afternoon that second baseman Gordon Beckham has suffered a strained left oblique and will be shut down from baseball activities for seven days.

We’re about two weeks away from the start of the regular season, so Beckham will have to make quick progress to avoid a stint on the disabled list. And oblique injuries are known to linger. If he is forced to miss the start of the season, it could open the door for prospect Marcus Semien to play second base. One possible alternative, Jeff Keppinger, is already expected to begin the year on the disabled list due to soreness in his surgically-repaired shoulder.

Beckham, 27, hit .267/.322/.372 with five home runs, 24 RBI, and five stolen bases in 102 games last season.

  1. andrieverraoktaviani - Mar 15, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Reblogged this on andrieverraoktaviani.

  2. yahmule - Mar 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    He looked like a sure star after his rookie season, but it just never happened. Overall skill collapse in his sophomore year and even more decline his third year.

    What happened to this guy, resident Pale Hosers? Any theories?

    • nottinghamforest13 - Mar 15, 2014 at 7:10 PM

      He has been dogged by allegations of late night activities & substance abuse for much of his time up. It appears that an inability to control these issues has brought about his demise.

  3. 1harrypairatesties - Mar 16, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    This guy has been taking up a roster spot for too long in Chicago. When the Cubs stick Javy Baez at shortstop the White Sox should steal Gold Glover second baseman Darwin Barney & get rid of this guy.

  4. henryd3rd - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:13 AM

    I got a strained oblique the picking up the remote and now I’m on the DL.Wife takes out the trash the next two weeks

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