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Tim Anderson out of White Sox lineup vs. Astros

HOUSTON — Shortstop Tim Anderson is out of the White Sox starting lineup for their game against the Astros Friday night after getting with a pitch on the left forearm during the eighth inning of the Sox’ 4-3 loss Thursday.

Anderson stayed in the game and stole second base but did not play in the field after that. He will likely play Saturday and could be available off the bench Friday.

“It’s a little sore. Swollen a little but I feel a lot better than yesterday,” Anderson said.

“We’ll give him a day to calm it down and hopefully he’ll be back in the lineup tomorrow,” manager Rick Renteria said.

Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox throws the ball to first base against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 4, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775136534

“We’re just taking a precautionary note. If I need to use him I will converse with him but he’s doing well.”

Anderson is batting .353 with two homers, seven RBI, 12 runs scored over his last 13 games, raising his average from .230 to .251.

Leury Garcia, who replaced Anderson at shortstop last night, was in the starting lineup at shortstop Friday:

Moncada 2B, Sanchez 3B, Abreu 1B, Avisail Garcia RF, Palka LF, Davidson DH, Smith C, Leury Garcia SS, Engel CF, Lopez P

Anderson (7) has his wrist checked by trainer Herm Schneider after being hit by a pitch, as manager Rick Renteria, left, watches during the eighth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Houston Astros Thursday. (AP)