Sep­a­rated shoul­der idles Madri­gal

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS - BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN, STAFF RE­PORTER dvan­schouwen@sun­ @CST_­sox­van

White Sox sec­ond base­man

Nick Madri­gal is headed to the 10-day in­jured list with a sep­a­rated left shoul­der, gen­eral man­ager

Rick Hahn said Wed­nes­day. Madri­gal in­jured the shoul­der on a slide into third base in Mil­wau­kee on Tues­day night. Hahn was op­ti­mistic that the in­jury is not sea­son-end­ing but said surgery in the off­sea­son is a pos­si­bil­ity.

“We are op­ti­mistic that with some treat­ment and re­hab Nick will be able to re­turn to ac­tion for us at some point be­fore the end of this month,” Hahn said.

Hahn said des­ig­nated hit­ter Ed­win En­car­na­cion, who left Tues­day’s game as well, is day-to-day with in­flam­ma­tion on the SC joint near his left shoul­der. Danny Men­dick started at sec­ond base Wed­nes­day against the Brew­ers, and Yas­mani Gran­dal was the des­ig­nated hit­ter with James Mc­Cann, who caught Dal­las Keuchel’s first two starts, be­hind

the plate.

Madri­gal joins a rash of Sox on the in­jured list, in­clud­ing left­hander Car­los Rodon (shoul­der sore­ness), who landed there Tues­day, although Rodon could re­join the team “in the next cou­ple of weeks,” Hahn said. Scans on Rodon’s shoul­der were clean. Hahn also said short­stop Tim

An­der­son (groin strain) is “pro­gress­ing nicely” and will work with the taxi squad start­ing Thurs­day in ad­vance of a re­turn to the team. An­der­son won’t be el­i­gi­ble to come off the IL un­til after the weekend series against the In­di­ans.

Fill­ing Rodon’s spot

Satur­day’s starter is TBD, and in­di­ca­tions from Hahn are that prospect Dane Dun­ning, who’s

at Schaum­burg, won’t be the one. Dun­ning, who is com­ing off Tommy John surgery, doesn’t have enough in­nings under his belt to war­rant a start just yet, Hahn said.

Ross Detwiler seems likely to re­main in the bullpen. He has not al­lowed a run this sea­son.

But the Sox aren’t rul­ing out us­ing a bullpen day Satur­day. In that event, Detwiler could be first.

“We’ve got a cou­ple of days to kind of or­ga­nize what we need to do for that day and the com­ing starts,” man­ager Rick Ren­te­ria said. “The us­age be­fore those games, when we might end up us­ing mul­ti­ple guys, will be very im­por­tant. We’ll see where we’re at and the type of out­ings we get from our starters in the com­ing days.”

Hahn said prospects Jonathan Stiever and Bernardo Flo­res ,a left-han­der, could be called on in some ca­pac­ity be­fore long.

Top prospects

MLB Pipe­line’s lat­est rank­ings of prospects has Luis Robert as No. 3 be­hind Rays short­stop Wan­der Franco and Dodgers mid­dle in­fielder Gavin Lux.

The Sox’ top 10: 1. Robert, OF; 2. An­drew Vaughn, 1B; 3. Michael Kopech, RHP; 4. Madri­gal, 2B; 5. Gar­ret Cro­chet, LHP; 6. Jared Kel­ley, RHP; 7. Stiever, RHP; 8. Dun­ning, RHP; 9. Matthew Thomp­son, RHP; 10. Micker Adolfo, OF.

The quote

Leury Gar­cia, on Robert step­ping in front of him to catch a rou­tine fly in Cleve­land last week: “He took a fly ball from me the other day, and I told him, ‘Next time, I will punch you.’ But he’s a great guy. It’s a lot of fun watch­ing Robert play the out­field. It’s un­be­liev­able, this guy.”

Gar­cia laughed after the play.


Brew­ers sec­ond base­man Eric Sog­ard tags out Luis Robert, who was try­ing to steal sec­ond in the first in­ning.

Nick Madri­gal

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