WILMINGTON, De. -- He’s still puzzled by his injury, but Alex Call hopes to prevent future reoccurrences.
The outfielder -- who is ranked the No. 14 prospect in the White Sox farm system -- is on the 7-day disabled list at Single-A Winston-Salem with an intercostal strain in his ribs. Call took an MRI this week after the injury returned once again. The team’s third-round pick in the 2016 draft also experienced the injury in the offseason and believed it was gone after he rested for a month.
Call is taking anti-inflammatory medicine to deal with the inflammation.
“Just swinging,” Call said. “I did it a little bit in the offseason and rested it before spring training and took care of it at spring training and it was pretty much gone for a month and just kind of flared back up.
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“Hopefully we don’t have to deal with it all season. I was trying to get some answers. Didn’t get a lot from the MRI. Just going to trust in the training staff and get back on the field.”
Call suffered the injury just 45 plate appearances into his first full season. The Ball State-product finished with a combined .308/.394/.445 slash line last season after playing at two levels.
While he doesn’t have the answers he desired, Call has some preventative measures he can now take in the form of exercises.
“It’s kind of a weird area,” Call said. “I don’t really know what it’s come from and I’d like to find a solution. But I’m just going to do my rehab exercises and continue to do them every day so they can be preventative.”