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Beckham rehab interrupted; Sale says he's ready for Tuesday

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Gordon Beckham's progress suffered a ``slight'' setback Friday after experiencing soreness in his left hand after playing for Class AAA Charlotte Thursday night.
The White Sox decided to keep him off the field until Wednesday.
General manager Rick Hahn said the soreness is typical for some players coming back from hamate bone surgery.
``It's just the regular ramp-up of activity so we decided to be conservative,'' he said.
Beckham, who had surgery April 16 to remove the bone tip, was ``ahead of schedule'' in what is typically a six-week recovery, Hahn said. ``I don't want to characterize it as a setback because six weeks is the usual [recovery time],'' he said. ``We're just not maintaining the ahead-of-schedule routine.''
Beckham contacted Hahn before Thursday's game and set he was feeling well, but afterward he told Hahn of feeling discomfort when he swings.
Beckham is hitting .318 (7-22) in five rehab games with Charlotte, with two RBI and five runs scored.
Beckham has started two games at second base and also played two at shortstop.
While Beckham has been slowed, pitcher Chris Sale said he felt good Friday after going through a shoulder workout with trainer Herm Schneider.
Sale emphasized he is ready to resume pitching Tuesday against the Cubs.
``I think we're progressing the way we want to,'' he said. ``I wanted to throw and Herm said to wait a day.
``In my mind I'm going to start on Tuesday, but it's kind of out of my hands,'' said Sale, who missed his last turn when he experienced shoulder soreness.
Manager Robin Ventura said Sale is slated for Tuesday. ``If it changes, it changes,'' he said.
Hahn said the decision to have Sale skip his start Wednesday against Boston was ``precautionary.''
``We decided to err on the side of caution as much because if he wasn't feeling right, would he change his mechanics to compensate and then possibly hurt himself,'' Hahn said.

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