The White Sox are hopeful both Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada will return to the lineup Tuesday even though they had MRIs on Monday.
Abreu missed a second straight contest Monday night with a sore left shin while Moncada sat out with a sore right shin. Manager Rick Renteria said nothing unexpected was discovered on either player’s MRI. Abreu has a contusion after fouling a pitch off his leg over the weekend while Moncada has been dealing with shin splints since last month.
“(Moncada’s) shin flared up (Sunday) during the ball game,” Renteria said. “There’s nothing new with (Moncada) and his shin. It flared up and the irritation is the same. Nothing worse, nothing better. Just out of caution.
“He and (Abreu) will be out getting treatment and hopefully they will both be back in the lineup tomorrow.
“(Abreu’s) was fine. Just shows contusion basically, fouled a ball of his shin.”
Abreu drove in two runs on Saturday to become only the third player in baseball history to begin their career by hitting at least 25 home runs with 100 RBIs along with Joe DiMaggio and Albert Pujols.
Moncada has been on a tear for two weeks, hitting .357/.419/.625 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 62 plate appearances.
With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.
Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.
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.