White Sox’ Andrew Vaughn out with low back soreness

White Sox first baseman Andrew Vaughn fields a ball during an MLB spring training baseball practice, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — First baseman Andrew Vaughn will be sidelined for a few days with lower back soreness, White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said Saturday. Grifol said Vaughn, who has not played in a Cactus League game since Sunday, is day-to-day.

“Andrew’s going to take a few days off,” Grifol said. “He has some lower back soreness. But he’s day to day and we’re going to err on the side of caution. He’s had a ton [31] of at-bats He’s played a ton.”

Vaughn owns a .323/.364/.516 hitting line with one home run this spring. With Jose Abreu gone, Vaughn is the Sox’ every day first baseman.

While back issues always bear watching, Grifol downplayed the magnitude of Vaughn’s condition. Opening Day is 12 days away, March 30 in Houston.

“He’s in a good spot,” Grifol said. “There’s no reason to push him through anything. I’m sure if you asked him right now if he could play he’d say yeah. But we’re not going to push him through anything right now. He’s had a great camp. He feels comfortable at first base. We like where his swing is at. He likes where his swing is at so we’re good.”

On Friday, Grifol said Vaughn was out due to “soreness” but said he would not elaborate until Saturday.

“Just giving him a rest,” Grifol said Saturday. “He’s day to day, though.”

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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