The White Sox called up Jordan Danks from Class AAA Charlotte to take Avisail Garcia’s place on the roster, but Dayan Viciedo will get most of the playing time with Garcia out for the season. “He’s going to get the majority of it in right field,’’ manager Robin Ventura said. Viciedo, 25, regressed last season after he hit 25 home runs and drove in 78 runs in 2012. Danks is above-average defensively, and Viciedo is below-average, but the Sox have to determine whether Viciedo figures in their future, so they’ll use the opportunity to assess what they have. “Hopefully he can take advantage of that,’’ Ventura said. Ventura wants to see Viciedo use the whole field, quiet his swing down and swing at strikes. “Right now he’s in a better spot approach-wise than he was in the last couple of years; you hope it continues,’’ Ventura said. Beckham update Second baseman Gordon Beckham, who’s on an injury-rehab assignment for a strained left oblique, did not play again Thursday for Class AA Birmingham. “There’s a chance he returns in the next few days,’’ general manager Rick Hahn said. Beckham was re-evaluated by the Barons’ doctor, and Hahn said the soreness is calming down, although there is no time frame on his return. He was supposed to be taking swings Thursday. “Hopefully he’ll work his way back into the lineup in the coming days,’’ Hahn said.
Jordan Danks called up; Viciedo will get most of playing time
Chicago Sun-Times | Apr 11