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Chest strain sidelines White Sox prospect Alex Call

Chest strain sidelines White Sox prospect Alex Call

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.”

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.

Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”

Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.

The White Sox released this statement:

Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.

White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox fans take over

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White Sox Talk Podcast: White Sox fans take over

To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the podcast we opened the show up to our listeners to ask all the questions and choose all the topics in this All-Request White Sox Talk Podcast.

We hit a wide variety of topics ranging from possible White Sox trades, Tim Anderson's future, Rick Hahn's best and worst deals, making Carlos Rodon a reliever and many more. Every fan who had his/her question randomly selected wins a prize: everything from a Frank Thomas rookie baseball card to a Hawk Harrelson Alarm Clock.

Listen to the full episode in the embedded player below: