When White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton returned from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, the locker next to his in the clubhouse corner at U.S. Cellular Field was cleared of Gordon Beckham's belongings.

The baggage, however, Beckham said via phone from Anaheim on Tuesday, has been left behind.

There's not much time to dwell on departures in a baseball clubhouse, and six days after the Sox dealt their one-time promising rookie to the Angels, both parties already had moved on to their new realities.

For the Sox, coming off a six-game losing streak entering Tuesday's game against the Indians, that was wondering what a lineup with Eaton, Avisail Garcia and Jose Abreu will feel like for the first time since early April.

For Beckham, that was being thankful for a new setting where the threat of a trade doesn't hang like an ax waiting to be dropped at any time, even if it means he and his wife are living out of a hotel for the time being.