White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson headed to IL with strained right groin

White Sox top hitter is latest to go down with injury

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Tim Anderson was hurt making a throw to first base.

Tim Anderson of the White Sox is helped off the field by training staff after an injury in the fifth inning against the Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 29, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)


Shortstop Tim Anderson was helped off the field after straining his right groin Sunday making a throw to first base from the outfield grass in the fifth inning of the the White Sox’ 5-4 victory in 12 innings against the Cubs.

“He’s going on the IL for sure,” manager Tony La Russa said.

Anderson went down on the outfield grass after throwing out Cubs catcher P.J. Higgins. Ranging to his left, Anderson appeared to get his feet caught in the grass and threw across his body. He immediately reached for the inside of his upper right leg

Anderson, who walked off the field with his arms over the shoulders of two trainers, will be further evaluated Monday, the Sox said.

Anderson was replaced at shortstop by Danny Mendick. It was the latest in a rash of injuries suffered by the Sox this season.

Anderson singled and stole second base in the first inning Sunday. He is batting .356 for a team that has struggled to score runs and had just one hit — Anderson’s single leading off the game against Marcus Stroman.

Stroman and Sox righty Dylan Cease were locked in a 0-0 until the Cubs scored a run on third baseman Jake Burger’s error in the seventh.

The Sox have five key players on the injured list: Right-handers Joe Kelly (right hamstring strain) and Lance Lynn (right knee surgery), left-hander Garrett Crochet (Tommy John surgery) and outfielders EloyJiménez (right hamstring tendon tear) and Luis Robert (COVID).

Yoan Moncada has missed the last three games with a sore right quad.

The Sox open a six-game road trip Tuesday in Toronto. The trip continues to Tampa for another series against a good American League East team.

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