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Viciedo a late scratch from Saturday's lineup

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CHICAGO -- For the second time in three games, Dayan Viciedo was a late scratch from the starting lineup with a sore left thumb.

Viciedo was replaced Saturday by Blake Tekotte, who hit his first career home run in Friday's night game. Viciedo hurt his thumb diving for Robinson Cano's first-inning single Monday and left in the bottom of the inning. He missed Tuesday's game, was scratched again in Friday's day game and finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the second contest.

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CHICAGO -- For the second time in three games, Dayan Viciedo was a late scratch from the starting lineup with a sore left thumb.

Viciedo was replaced Saturday by Blake Tekotte, who hit his first career home run in Friday's night game. Viciedo hurt his thumb diving for Robinson Cano's first-inning single Monday and left in the bottom of the inning. He missed Tuesday's game, was scratched again in Friday's day game and finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the second contest.

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"Batting, hitting wise, it doesn't bother me that much," said Viciedo through translator and White Sox director of public relations Lou Hernandez, speaking in between games on Friday. "In fact, I feel fine. It's when I go to catch a ball, gripping the glove, there's some pain there. Just getting better."

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

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