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Frazier being cautious with oblique injury

White Sox third baseman has no timetable for return
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Todd Frazier is still working his way back from a strained left oblique and he told MLB.com on Wednesday morning that there's no timetable yet for his Cactus League debut.

"I don't know, I don't know, there's no real timetable right now," Frazier said in the clubhouse at Camelback Ranch, hours before the White Sox played the D-backs here. "If it was during the season I'm sure there would be a timetable. I'm sure it's one of those things where you can get back going quicker. But we have a whole other month so we have plenty of time."

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Todd Frazier is still working his way back from a strained left oblique and he told MLB.com on Wednesday morning that there's no timetable yet for his Cactus League debut.

"I don't know, I don't know, there's no real timetable right now," Frazier said in the clubhouse at Camelback Ranch, hours before the White Sox played the D-backs here. "If it was during the season I'm sure there would be a timetable. I'm sure it's one of those things where you can get back going quicker. But we have a whole other month so we have plenty of time."

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Frazier took early batting practice and some grounders at third base flawlessly on the main field before the game Wednesday.

"I felt good," he said afterwards.

Frazier is a likeable former Little League World Series winner from his hometown of Toms River, N.J., and a two-time All-Star third baseman in the National League.

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He was traded from the Reds to the White Sox after the 2015 season and had a slash line of .225/.302/.464, but also powered 40 homers and drove in 98 runs in 2016. He's hit 148 homers in a little more than five full big league seasons.

Frazier said he sustained the injury taking batting practice in the cages just after his arrival at camp last month. Since then, he has been working his way back, but is not ready for game action. The White Sox opened their Cactus League schedule on Saturday with a loss to the Dodgers. Including Wednesday, Frazier has missed the first six games.

"It was just one of those things," he said. "I just felt a little tightness and in Spring Training you don't want anything to get too crazy so you just relax a little bit and get some work on it. I've been swinging a lot more now. But it's slow progress. We're taking our time and eventually I'll be ready to go."

Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter.

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