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White Sox’ Carson Fulmer goes on injured list with hamstring strain; Dylan Covey recalled

Fulmer was injured while running out a grounder in the 14th inning of the Sox’ 4-3 victory in 15 innings Friday against the Phillies.

White Sox righty Carson Fulmer pitches against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 25, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA — White Sox right-hander Carson Fulmer’s first major-league at-bat didn’t work out so well.

It started with a hard-hit ball on which Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco made a diving stop in the 14th inning of the Sox’ 4-3 victory in 15 innings Friday. But it ended with Fulmer straining his right hamstring when he stepped on first base trying to beat the throw, a development that landed him on the 10-day injured list Saturday.

Right-hander Dylan Covey, who was demoted to Class AAA Charlotte after a disastrous start last Sunday, was recalled and allowed only one run after inheriting a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the seventh inning Saturday. He also pitched a scoreless eighth.

Fulmer (5.30 ERA), the Sox’ first-round draft pick in 2015 who has struggled to get his career started, had pitched two scoreless innings and was ready to pitch a third. Instead, left-hander Josh Osich put up zeros in the 14th and 15th, Jose Abreu singled to left in the 15th and Leury Garcia beat a good throw from pitcher Vince Velasquez — playing left field with outfielder Roman Quinn pitching — to score the go-ahead run. Velasquez had thrown out Abreu at home in the previous inning on a long, bizarre night of baseball.

‘‘Unbelievable,’’ Fulmer said of the game.

The same could be said of Fulmer making hard contact. He hadn’t batted in a game since high school. He would have batted in an interleague start last season at Wrigley Field but was chased before his turn came up.

It didn’t hurt that Quinn was throwing 76 mph, but still.

‘‘I saw a white flash and just took the chance,’’ Fulmer said.

Jay returns

Outfielder Jon Jay was back in the lineup after being unavailable Friday and doubled in the Sox’ first run in the fourth. The Sox could have used him in the 15-inning game, but manager Rick Renteria said Jay was ‘‘taking medication for an issue he’s had in the abdominal/hip area. He needed to have that absorb into the system, so he wasn’t available.’’

Jay missed almost the first three months of the season with what was called a strained right hip but was more complicated than that.

Herrera due back soon

Despite giving up four runs and five hits — including two home runs — in one inning during his rehab assignment Friday at Charlotte, right-hander Kelvin Herrera (right oblique) is likely to come off the injured list and rejoin the Sox this week in Detroit, Renteria said.

‘‘The numbers don’t show well, but we just had to make sure he got out there and was healthy,’’ Renteria said. ‘‘From all indications, he is.’’

This and that

Renteria said a pitcher will be brought up as the 26th man for the split doubleheader Tuesday against the Tigers in Detroit. Rookie right-hander Dylan Cease is scheduled to start one of the games.

• Former Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was on hand for fellow Venezuelan Bobby Abreu’s admission to the Phillies’ Wall of Fame before the game. Guillen and Abreu are close friends.

Other Wall members on hand for the ceremony included former Sox Dick Allen, Greg Luzinski, Steve Carlton and John Kruk.