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Out after MRIs taken Monday, White Sox hope Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada return soon

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.