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• Gordon Beckham is taking batting practice and ground balls during his rehab assignment for a strained left oblique with Double-A Birmingham, but he has not yet returned to the lineup.

"He wasn't in a game. Just being cautious," said Ventura of Beckham, who played on April 3 for the Barons before re-aggravating his injury. "Every time you feel something or it doesn't feel right then that kind of sets him back, so right now he's just taking a couple rounds of BP and taking some ground balls. I think he'll be in, in a few days."

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• Gordon Beckham is taking batting practice and ground balls during his rehab assignment for a strained left oblique with Double-A Birmingham, but he has not yet returned to the lineup.

"He wasn't in a game. Just being cautious," said Ventura of Beckham, who played on April 3 for the Barons before re-aggravating his injury. "Every time you feel something or it doesn't feel right then that kind of sets him back, so right now he's just taking a couple rounds of BP and taking some ground balls. I think he'll be in, in a few days."

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• Entering Saturday's action, the White Sox lead the AL in hits (32), at-bats (110) and RBIs (56) with runners in scoring position.

Jake Petricka worked at least two innings in three of his first four appearances this season, including the two innings he pitched in relief of Chris Sale Friday. He went at least two innings in just two of his 16 appearances in 2013.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin.

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