DETROIT -- Brett Lawrie said Tuesday his left leg has started to feel better, but he’s not ready for a rehab assignment.
Though the White Sox second baseman is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, his status is still undetermined. Lawrie hasn’t played since July 21 and manager Robin Ventura isn’t sure when he’d start an assignment. Lawrie is hitting .248/.310/.413 with 22 doubles, 12 home runs and 36 RBIs in 384 plate plate appearances this season.
“He was feeling better,” Ventura said. “It’s tough to really figure that out unless you’re getting an MRI every day. He’s working at it, but it still hasn’t gotten any better. I don’t see him getting close just yet.”
Lawrie has seen signs he’s on the mend. But he acknowledges he still has more work to do before he’s ready.
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“These last couple days have been better, have shown me some life,” Lawrie said. “I just need to get out and do what I need to do to be able to play every single day.
“Just feel good. That is the step. Once we get that, I can do what I want pretty much.”
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