White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal leaves game with hamstring injury
Second baseman Nick Madrigal was helped off the field Wednesday after getting hurt while running out a ground ball in the seventh inning of the White Sox’ game against the Blue Jays at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Second baseman Nick Madrigal was helped off the field Wednesday with a right hamstring injury after running out a ground ball in the seventh inning of the White Sox’ game against the Blue Jays at Guaranteed Rate Field.
With his arms around training staff and coach Joe McEwing, Madrigal kept weight off his right leg as he was helped off. He appeared to suffer the injury when his foot landed just shy of first base on the groundout. He went down to the ground about 50 feet past first base.
Madrigal raised his average to .305/.349/.425 with an RBI double that scored Leury Garcia in the fifth inning.
Madrigal will be further evaluated on Thursday, the Sox said. He was replaced by Danny Mendick at second base.
“We’ll know more [Thursday] when things cool off a little bit,” manager Tony La Russa said.
Madrigal will probably join right-hander Michael Kopech on the injured list with hamstring injuries. Outfielder Adam Engel just returned from the IL after straining his hamstring in spring training, and shortstop Tim Anderson missed time with a hamstring strain. Hamilton, who has an oblique strain, was sidelined with a hamstring injury in April.
“Unfortunately it’s a conversation we’ve had before,” La Russa said. “You don’t want to disrespect who Nick is, but at the same time the games do go on. We just hope it’s not a big tear that puts him out for a long time. He’s a big part of our club.”
The Sox had another injury scare in the first inning when first baseman Jose Abreu went down after running into a bat flipped by plate umpire Erich Bacchus. Abreu stayed in the game.
After Yoan Moncada lined a tying single against right-hander Alek Manoah, Abreu, who was in the on-deck circle, was running into position to guide Jake Lamb as Lamb prepared to slide safely into home.
Abreu never got there because Bacchus had picked up Moncada’s bat and dropped it behind him directly in Abreu’s path.
Abreu stayed in the game after receiving attention from the training staff and La Russa.