Outfielder Andrew Vaughn took some swings during batting practice Tuesday before the Chicago White Sox played the Cleveland Guardians at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The next step in Vaughn’s recovery from a bruised right hand is a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte.
Sox manager Tony La Russa said Vaughn was scheduled to leave for Charlotte on Tuesday night and likely would play Wednesday.
“He’s made progress,” La Russa said. “(He’s) going to Charlotte and he will start to get some at-bats. I think we’re going to see how he feels (to determine how long he stays in Charlotte). He’s got a little soreness, but that’s the soreness, not the hurt-ness.
“He’s just got to get into game competition and see how it feels. You get (back) to the big leagues, he’s going to want to be as good as he can be.”
Vaughn got hit on the hand by a Mike Mayers pitch in the ninth inning April 29 against the Los Angeles Angels and went on the injured list May 2.
He has a .283/.367/.566 slash line with three doubles, four home runs, 12 RBIs and five runs in 16 games. Despite the missed time, he entered Tuesday tied for the team lead in homers and RBIs.