The White Sox will keep Mark Teahen away from baseball activities for at least two days as they decide whether or not the utility man needs to go on the disabled list.
Teahen was removed from Wednesday’s game against the Angels with a mild strain of his right oblique. He had been dealing with soreness in the area for a few days before the injury turned a bit more serious.
“If the next two days he isn’t ready, we have to do something about it,” manager Ozzie Guillen said. “But I’d rather wait to see if I have to make a move than to wait 15 days to get him back. But I’m going to [play it by ear], but the decision is to not to any baseball activity for a few days.”
Speculation has centered on the red-hot Dayan Viciedo being recalled from Triple-A Charlotte if Teahen goes to the DL. Viciedo is batting .313 with five home runs and 28 RBI in 33 games. Over his last 10 games he is batting .400 (16-for-40) with two home runs and 11 RBIs.
If Teahen has to miss two weeks, Omar Vizquel could provide backup at third base, while Viciedo would offer the coverage in the outfield that Teahen provided.
Note: Quote for this story supplied by the White Sox media relations department.