Tim Anderson ‘excited to be back’ from injured list for Chicago White Sox, but Yoan Moncada heads to IL – The Mercury News

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 was in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Guaranteed Rate Field.

But in the same move, Sox started third baseman Yoan Moncada with a strained right hamstring on Saturday at the 10-day IL Retroactive.

It’s a juggling continuation for a team that has been badly hit by 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 it’s a bit cliché, despite having this kind of next-man-up mentality, to rely on people who come from the minors knowing that For that these people are coming back and fighting the best we can every day.

“We just got off a real good road trip. Going 4-2 on that trip (to Detroit and Houston) was a great result. We’re trending in the right direction. At the end of the day, focus on the fact It’s hard not to give up that there’s a really talented group in that room, even if we’re missing a few guys. For example (Monday), we get a real special player back.”

Anderson walked on IL Retroactive on May 30 with a strained right groin. they hurt During a May 29 game against the Cubs.

“Once everything calmed down, I knew I had a chance to come back sooner than expected,” Anderson said before the game. “But overall I feel great now.”

He has had another sensational season, short of .356/.393/.503, with nine doubles, five home runs, 19 RBIs, 24 runs and eight stolen bases in 40 games.

“I want to be careful of putting too much pressure on him, but he thrives on it,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said ahead of Monday’s game. “So I think it’s important that he knows how important he is. That’s what’s earned. We’re better off because he’s here.”

Anderson made an immediate impact. He singled out in the first innings and scored from first base on Andrew Vaughan’s double.

Anderson went 5-for-15 with an RBI in four games during a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte last week.

“I got the bat I needed,” he said. “Just excited to be back out.”

Moncada walked away in the third inning of Friday’s game in Houston with a right hamstring tightness. He spoke with the training staff in the dugout after being grounded in the second, then remained in play for the bottom of the second. He was replaced by Josh Harrison in third place.

Moncada is reducing .179/.230/.292 in 29 games with three homers and 12 RBI. He started the season on IL with a . done with right oblique strain and played its first game on 9 May, He experienced quadriceps discomfort which limited his playing time in late May.

Moncada delivered five highest career hits on Wednesday 13-0 win against Detroit Tigers In Comerica Park.

La Russa said, “The most important thing was that he felt good (at the plate), and the only way he can help us the most is to be healthy when he comes back, at his best.” Don’t play low.”

Left fielder Aloy Jimenez – working his way up from a torn right hamstring tendon – will resume his rehab work with Charlotte on Tuesday.

Jimenez has been out since April 23, when he torn the tendon at the back of your right knee, surgery is required. He began a rehab job on 28 May, and was stopped on 9 June because he was The team dealt with what they called “general leg soreness.”

“He will be a DH initially,” Hahn said, “but we will gradually increase his use and his return to the active roster based on how long it will take him to get his time back, from a baseball perspective. “

Hahn said, “Yasmani Grendel, who is on IL with low back cramps, has “responded very well to treatment.”

grandla June 11 game against Texas Rangers abandoned Left hamstring tightness in the third innings.

“We initially declared it to be hamstrings, which is where he was presenting when he left the sport,” Hahn said. “But once we got to Detroit, it became very clear that it was his lower back.

“He’s going to ramp up his baseball activities over the next few days. We don’t have a deadline for him right now, but this weekend was a nice, productive one. We’re trending right along with him.”

reducers Liam Hendrix (right forearm stretch) and Aaron Bumer (left forearm stretch) Also included are eight Sox players currently on IL.

As for Anderson’s playing time, the Sox would see it “series by series”.

“I think it would be silly, especially given some of the heat in our schedule right now, to expect that he’s going to play from IL anew in the next 10 years,” Hahn said. “He’s going to take a few days off here and there and we’ll try to choose him strategically.”

They are happy to have a chance to write their name in the lineup again.

“The others (besides Anderson) are going to come back,” Hahn said, “and in the meantime we just have to fight every day and we can start building ground not only to stay away but what’s to come.” We get more and more division games on our schedule as the week goes on.”

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