Gordon Beckham day to day with bruise

Updated: August 31, 2010, 12:47 AM ET
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CLEVELAND -- White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham injured his right hand after being struck by a pitch in the seventh inning against the Indians.

X-rays on Beckham's right hand were negative, and he was diagnosed with a bruise. There is no timetable on when Beckham would return to the lineup. He is listed as day to day.

"The guy actually came out of the X-ray room and said it was broken," Beckham said of a hospital employee's weak attempt at humor. "It was like, 'Are you kidding me?' That's rookie league stuff.

"It does not feel good right now," he said. "I can't imagine gripping a bat. As soon as I got hit, I knew it was bad. But they said it is a bruise."

Beckham, who had two hits and has been one of Chicago's top hitters in the second half, was struck on the back of his hand by rookie reliever Frank Herrmann. Beckham dropped in the batter's box and was replaced after being checked by Chicago's trainer and concerned manager Ozzie Guillen.

Beckham was replaced by Brent Lillibridge and the White Sox went on to beat the Indians 10-6 in 11 innings.

In his past 44 games, Beckham has hit .349 with 13 doubles, seven homers and 27 RBIs. He has raised his average from .205 to .257.

Information from ESPNChicago.com's Doug Padilla and The Associated Press was used in this report.