White Sox scratch Gordon Beckham

Updated: September 7, 2010, 9:13 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

DETROIT -- The Chicago White Sox scratched second baseman Gordon Beckham for Tuesday's game against the Detroit Tigers.

Beckham was hit by a pitch in his right hand on Aug. 30 by Cleveland Indians rookie reliever Frank Herrmann, and Beckham said the pain was most intense Tuesday. He said he couldn't hold a bat.

"I'm not sure if we'll get it looked at again or not," Beckham said. "It's interesting because it seems like it hurts in a different place every day. The pain just moves around my hand. It's frustrating because the first thing we looked at said it's not broken. You would think it would be feeling a little bit better.

"I don't know what we're going to do or anything. I can't swing a bat like I'm capable of so I have to get out of there. I've got to give our team the best chance to win and I don't feel like ... I can't really hold on to the bat. You need both hands to swing."

Omar Vizquel will fill in at second while Mark Teahen will play third base.

Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said Beckham needs to rest and see if his pain becomes more manageable.

"It's kind of weird because he got hit on [the outer heel of his hand] and he's bruised [on the inner palm]," Guillen said. "Maybe he got jammed. He couldn't tolerate the pain. I went down and talked to him in the cage. He tried to hit. I think we better shut him down for a couple of days to see how he feels later.

"If he has a fracture, there's no way he could [take] those swings yesterday," Guillen said. "Hopefully it's jammed and with some treatment and pills calm down the pain and see what happens."

Paul Konerko sat out again Tuesday with a sore lower back, but he said he was able to play.

Doug Padilla covers the White Sox for ESPNChicago.com.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.