The Chicago White Sox have been hit with yet another significant injury, as starting catcher Yasmani Grandal is expected to miss time with a torn tendon in his left knee.
Grandal, who has a .188/.388/.436 slash line, along with 14 home runs and 38 RBI’s this season, is expected to miss four-to-six weeks due to the injury, the team announced in a press release.
The catcher was placed on the 10-day injured list, and the club recalled catcher Seby Zavala from Triple-A Charlotte to replace him.
Zavala has hit five home runs and driven in 15 RBI’s in 33 games with the Knights this season. He has a .178 batting average in those contests.
The White Sox have had to deal with a slew of injuries this season, and Grandal’s absence is just one more tough break to overcome. Luis Robert remains on the 60-day injured list, although he is progressing well in his rehab from a right hip flexor strain he suffered in early May.
Outfielder Eloy Jimenez hasn’t played at all this season after tearing a pectoral muscle during a spring training game. Infielder Nick Madrigal is out for the season after tearing his hamstring, and Aaron Bummer is on the 10-day injured list after suffering a hamstring strain.
Despite all that, the White Sox remain on top of the heap in the American League Central, with a six-game lead over the Cleveland Indians.