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White Sox injuries and roster moves

White Sox injuries and roster moves

2021-06-11 00:12:00

Track recent White Sox transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

June 10: Nick Madrigal placed in IL for 60 days (right hamstring rupture)
Madrigal was injured while running to first base in the seventh inning of the June 9 defeat to the Blue Jays.

“He’s an integral part of not only the lineup, but also just the clubhouse,” closest White Sox Liam Hendriks told Madrigal’s MLB.com. “It’s a blow not only for us on the pitch, but off the pitch. … Fortunately for us, we showed what we were able to do with some of the other injuries. “

June 10: Brian Goodwin’s contract bought by Triple-A Charlotte
Goodwin, 30, is hitting 0.244 (21 out of 86) with four doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI and 12 points scored in 24 games with Charlotte this season after signing a Minor League contract with the White Sox on May 4.

“Speed, defense, ability to play all three positions,” said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn of Goodwin. “A veteran, left-handed club who knows the role and given the injuries we’ve already had out there will provide some versatility in different options for [White Sox manager] Tony [La Russa] and his staff “.

RHP Michael Kopech (left hamstring pain)
Expected return:
to be defined
According to general manager Rick Hahn, Kopech will resume sidelines and bullpen launches in the next few days and perhaps will have a simulated game in the near future.

“We want to see how these go before deciding if it makes sense for him to go to rehab or, similar to what you saw last year, we are able to do enough work here to be able to get him back on the roster.” Hahn said. “So he’s making progress, and this is the next stage he’s moving into now.” (Last updated: June 10)

2B Nick Madrigal (proximal right hamstring tear)
Expected return: to be defined
White Sox leader in hits at 61, Madrigal needed help off the pitch, with hardly any pressure on his right leg, after trying to beat a slow roll up to late third place in a defeat to the Blue Jays . General manager Rick Hahn hoped to be able to decide next week whether Madrigal would opt for late-season surgery or rest and rehabilitation.

“We expect Nick to remain a part of this future no matter how long he misses this season,” said Hahn. (Last updated: June 10)

LHP Jace Fry (microdiscectomy)
Expected return:
to be defined
Fry performed the procedure to relieve pressure in the lower back. The southpaw has done six injury rehab assignments with a 0.00 ERA for Triple-A Charlotte.

“So far so good. We could use it,” said manager Tony La Russa. “He’s being very careful as he progresses. So far he’s fine, he’s fine. We’re taking him, we’re not just rushing, thinking we need him to get here and be okay. We are optimistic, but it is a slow game. ” (Last updated: June 10)

CF Luis Robert (broken right hip flexor)
Expected return:
to be defined
The five-tool talent sustained a right hip flexor injury while hitting a single infield in the first inning of a loss to Cleveland on May 2. Robert and the White Sox opted against the surgery, but his return time frame was not affected by that decision. According to general manager Rick Hahn, Robert will be away from baseball for 12-16 weeks.

“Both he and Eloy [Jiménez] they are progressing well, “said Hahn of Robert, who is nearing six weeks after the injury.” Their trajectories are both good and we remain optimistic that they will both return at some point this year. ” (Last updated: June 10)

LF Eloy Jiménez (broken left pectoral tendon)
Expected return:
to be defined
Jiménez sustained the injury by making a reckless jump for a home run during Spring Training and underwent surgery the week the 2021 season began. General manager Rick Hahn said there would be no updates on Jiménez for 12 weeks, although Jiménez certainly looks upbeat on his Instagram page as he goes about his daily work.

“Ultimately, on both [Jiménez and Luis Robert], at some point, we hope to say that they have been allowed to resume baseball activities, “said Hahn.” At that point, given how much time they have wasted, it will take several weeks before they are ready for an assignment. rehabilitation This would be the next stage.

“And only once they are headed for rehab will I be able to give you a satisfactory answer when we can expect them to return. Each of them is immersed in Phase 1 and preparing for Part 2, which is the licensing and resumption of baseball business. ” (Last updated: June 10)