Mark Teahen suffered a mild strain of his right oblique last night, and Tom Paciorek will be reunited with Hawk Harrelson for this weekend's series in Oakland.
First things first, though, via Lookout Landing:
Now, on to the somewhat bad news: Teahen will have to miss a few games with a mild oblique strain he aggravated last night in Anaheim. The good news is that he'll avoid the disabled list—which probably would've prompted the White Sox to call up Dayan Viciedo, though, so it wouldn't have been the end of the world.
But Teahen's injury doesn't mean Brent Morel will get most of the playing time at third base over the next few days. I'd expect Omar Vizquel to be starting at third in at least two of the three games this weekend in Oakland, all of which will be started by right-handers for the Athletics.
Wimpy's back: Steve Stone has the weekend off, so Hawk and Wimpy will be a team again for three days. Check out Chuck Garfien's interview with the duo over at Sox Drawer for some good stuff.
Adam Dunn, Canyonero: Last night, Hawk referred to Dunn as the "Grand Canyon." I immediately modified that to nickname Dunn the Canyonero, possibly the greatest fictional car ever.
Jim had the exact same idea (at the exact same time) at South Side Sox. Tom Fornelli passed it along this morning. And Brett Ballantini made the reference in his game recap at CSNChicago. Join the movement, and remember: unexplained fires are a matter for the courts.