General manager Rick Hahn said it's too early to consider rebuilding the White Sox, although there was an interesting development Monday night.

Second baseman Gordon Beckham started at shortstop in his third game on a minor league rehabilitation assignment for Triple-A Charlotte.

Beckham, the Sox's starting second baseman since 2009, hasn't played short since being promoted to the Sox, although he play the position at the University of Georgia and at Double-A Birmingham and Charlotte before his promotion on June 4, 2009.

Angel Sanchez, also on a rehab assignment, played third and Carlos Sanchez, the Sox's top infield prospect, played second. Meanwhile, Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is in the midst of a multiyear deal.

"We haven't altered our plan since we left spring training, which was if we're in a position to contend, we'll add," Hahn said. "Our pro scouts are out looking for guys who can help the 2013 team. We're not going to change that path and will focus on this season until it's readily apparent that we have to change our focus.

Hahn did acknowledge the possibility of trading selling veteran players, "but we're 42 games in to the season, and we are a long way off from making any definitive change in direction toward selling guys off, as you put it.

"Is it possible? Sure. But the marching orders now for our scouts haven't changed ... which is to look for players that we feel can help make the 2013 team stronger and in a better position to win a championship."

Hahn said he has seen improvement from the offense and defense since manager Robin Ventura conducted a 50-minute workout before a game last week in Minnesota. Coincidence or not, a four-game winning streak followed.

"And we're close to getting a few guys back, healthwise, and hopefully we'll continue this roll we're on now and be able to add a few reinforcements in the coming days," Ventura said.