Beckham, Danks could return next weekend against Marlins


Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks and second baseman Gordon Beckham could both return to the team next weekend for their series against the Miami Marlins according to the Chicago Sun Times.

Danks is recovering from shoulder surgery he had in August of 2012. He started the season on the disabled list but will make what could be his final rehab start with Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday. Danks holds a 3.00 ERA over three rehab outings, but he has a 10/9 K/BB ratio over 18 innings and his velocity remains down.

Beckham last played April 9. He has been recovering from surgery he had in April to remove a hamate bone from his left hand. Beckham will begin a rehab assignment tomorrow that could ready him to get back in the lineup next Friday. Beckham returning would be a much needed defensive upgrade over Jeff Keppinger at second base.

The bad news for the White Sox is they are 18-21, last place in the American League Central Division, but the good news is that is only four games behind the Cleveland Indians who hold first place.

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