CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 7: Brent Morel #22 hits a sacrifice ground ball to score Dayan Viciedo #24 (not shown) of the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 7, 2012 during the second game of a doubleheader in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Brent Morel Injury Update: White Sox Third Baseman Nearing Recovery

The Chicago White Sox third baseman is fielding grounders and taking swings in his recovery from back injury.

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Brent Morel Injury Update: White Sox Infielder Taking Grounders, Feeling Better

The Chicago White Sox (26-22) hope to have their starting third baseman, Brent Morel back with the team and healthy. According to Chicago Sun-Times writer Daryl Van Schouwen, the 25-year-old is nearing the next stage of his rehabilitation from his nagging back injury:

And Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune passed on this photo of Morel taking grounders at Tropicana Field ahead of the team's game against the Tampa Bay Rays:

Morel was hitting only .177/.225/.195 through the early part of the season while playing through his back pain.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox. For more from around Major League Baseball, head over to Baseball Nation.

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