Beckham hoping for Monday return

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TORONTO — X-rays taken near the left eye of Gordon Beckham, who was struck with a ball near his left eye during Friday night’s 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays, were normal.

The White Sox second baseman left the game during the third inning. A CT scan and vision exam were also normal. Omar Vizquel started at second base Satrday.

A throw to second base from center fielder Alex Rios, as Juan Rivera was sliding in with a double, bounced up over Beckham’s glove.

Beckham immediately went to his knees. He walked off the field with Sox trainer Herm Schneider holding a towel to the eye.

“I can see fine,” Beckham said Saturday. “Once the swelling goes down, I think I’ll be in there. I don’t know if it’s tomorrow or Monday, but if it’s not tomorrow, it’s Monday. I can see now, but I can see this knot I have under my eye, which is a lot of fun.”

The eye was close to completely swollen shut on Saturday.

“It really never hurt. I really wouldn’t say it was shock, either. I just knew it hit me in the right spot and I just wanted to stay down and not move it too much because I really didn’t know what had happened. But I figured I was fine. The ball hit me basically in the eye, which is never good.”

Vizquel moved from third base to second to replace Beckham, and Dallas McPherson entered the game to play third. McPherson struck out three times in three at-bats. Beckham, in his only at-bat in the third, was robbed of extra bases by left fielder Corey Patterson’s catch.

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