White Sox 2B Beckham out six weeks with fractured hamate bone

Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is expected to miss the next six weeks because of a fractured hamate bone in his left wrist.

Beckham injured himself swinging at a pitch in the second inning of Chicago's 8-7 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday. The White Sox initially believed the injury was just simple nerve irritation, but an MRI on Thursday revealed the fracture, which will require surgery to repair.

Beckham was hitting .316 with an RBI and one run scored this season.