TORONTO (AP) — White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham doesn’t expect a black eye to keep him out of the lineup for long.
Beckham hopes to be able to play as soon as Monday after being hit in the face by a ball in Friday’s loss to the Blue Jays.
Beckham had to leave the game in the third inning after a throw from center fielder Alex Rios bounced over his glove and struck him below the left eye. Beckham’s eye is bruised and swollen, but nothing was broken and his vision wasn’t impaired.
Manager Ozzie Guillen wasn’t sure when he’ll put Beckham back in the lineup, but said he didn’t expect the infielder to miss many games or go on the disabled list.
Beckham is hitting .230 with four homers and 15 RBIs.