Tim Anderson is ‘excited to be back’ from the injured list for the Chicago White Sox, but Yoán Moncada heads to the IL

Monday marked another edition of “Good news, not-so-good news” for the Chicago White Sox.

The team reinstated All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson from the injured list, and he was in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Guaranteed Rate Field.

But in the corresponding move, the Sox placed starting third baseman Yoán Moncada on the 10-day IL retroactive to Saturday with a strained right hamstring.

It’s the continuation of a juggling act for a team that has been hit hard with injuries throughout the season.

“We were able to fight through this last year,” Sox general manager Rick Hahn said before the game. “We were able to patch on the fly and have success. I think having that sort of next-man-up mentality, even though it’s a bit of a cliché, of trusting the guys that come up from the minors, of knowing that these guys are coming back and fighting each day the best we can.

“We just came off a real nice road trip. Going 4-2 on that trip (to Detroit and Houston) was a good result. We are trending in the right way. At the end of the day, it’s hard not to lose sight of the fact that there’s a pretty talented group in that room, even if we’re missing a few guys. For example (Monday), we get a real special player back.”

Anderson went on the IL retroactive to May 30 with a strained right groin. He suffered the injury during a May 29 game against the Cubs.

“Once everything kind of quieted down, I knew I had a chance to get back hopefully sooner,” Anderson said before the game. “But overall now I feel great.”

He is having another sensational season, slashing .356/.393/.503 with nine doubles, five home runs, 19 RBIs, 24 runs and eight …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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