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Armchair scout

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Gordon Beckham spent a lot of time watching his teammates on television in the days after his surgery last week to remove the broken hamate bone in his left hand.
``It's tough watching and listening [because] there's nothing you can do about it,'' he said. ``You obviously want to be playing.''
Beckham tried being a scout of sorts.
``I'm paying attention to some stuff I can try to help out [with], like look at the other pitcher and see what he's doing,'' he said. ``But just to keep my head in it, that's the most important thing for me, and continuing to watch at-bats and have simulated at-bats in my head. Keeping my head in it is going to help the transition.'' Beckham would like to be back in action in four weeks, but the likelihood is six weeks before he is healed from surgery to remove the broken hamate bone in his left hand.
``It's frustrating because my body feels fine,'' he said Monday, one week after the surgery and back with the team. ``I'm walking around and doing everything, but probably picking up a bat would not be good, obviously. But I'm going to do everything that the guys are going. I'm going to run around in batting practice and do some stuff.
Beckham also will work with trainer Herm Schneider on a rehab regimen.

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