Manager Robin Ventura indicated Thursday that Gordon Beckham would be the White Sox' starting second baseman moving forward.
Obviously Ventura has never heard of Wally Pipp. Regardless, we expected Beckham to take over at second with Marcus Semien shifting over to third, but once Conor Gillaspie returns, decisions will need to be made. If Ventura is settled on Beckham at second, then he'll have to platoon Semien and Gillaspie at third. However, if Beckham doesn't hit well, Semien is probably going to start poaching some time at the keystone as well.
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