WASHINGTON -- Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham immediately knew there was a problem with his left wrist after taking a swing against Washington Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez in the second inning of Tuesday night's interleague game.
Beckham finished the at-bat by striking out and was immediately removed from the game by manager Robin Ventura. Trainers ruled that Beckham has nerve irritation in his left wrist and listed him as day to day.
After the White Sox's 8-7 loss, Beckham could not hide his frustration with the injury and said he will just have to see how the wrist feels over the next couple of days before determining how long he might be out. He applied ice to the wrist for the remainder of the game and said trainers ruled there was no break or structural damage.
"I knew something was wrong," said Beckham, who is batting .316 on the season. "I stepped out just to take a swing and kind of realized it wasn't going to be a good swing. So, obviously, I swung at the next pitch and got out of there. Just some pain in my left wrist."
As a result of the injury, Jeff Keppinger likely will continue to start at second base and Conor Gillaspie will get an opportunity at third, manager Ventura said. Angel Sanchez is also an option in the infield if Ventura decides to shake things up.
"He felt something in his wrist and we took him out as a precaution," Ventura said. "He's day to day. The X-rays were negative and all that."
Beckham, however, was hoping for the best as the White Sox locker room began to slowly clear out as players headed back to the hotel. But he still appeared in obvious pain.
"It's going to take a couple of days," Beckham said. "It hurts now just standing here."