Charlie Tilson's MLB debut with the White Sox didn't finish as fun as it started.
Innings after recording a hit in his first major league at-bat, the 23-year-old outfielder left Tuesday's game against the Detroit Tigers early due to a left hamstring injury, according to CSNChicago.com White Sox Insider Dan Hayes. He'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
Tilson was tracking down a fly ball toward left-center field and his left leg appeared to have buckled.
Tilson was down for several minutes before getting back on his feet. He needed assistance getting back to the White Sox dugout.
Adam Eaton moved from left field to center, and Avisail Garcia came in to play left.
Yoan Moncada is some kind of dialed in.
For the second time in as many days, Moncada smacked a leadoff home run to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead.
Wednesday, he did it in the bottom of the first inning against Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners, taking the first pitch out of the yard. Thursday, he waited until pitch No. 2 to go deep of Jakob Junis and put the South Siders on top of the Kansas City Royals in the top of the first.
Moncada came into Thursday night's series-opener slashing .333/.421/.848 over his previous nine games. In his last 10, including Thursday, he now has nine extra-base hits, five home runs, nine RBIs and nine runs scored. This latest long ball moved him into a tie with Jose Abreu for the team lead, with six on the campaign.
So maybe Robinson Cano's assessment of Moncada as a potential superstar of the future might be on point.
After four dominant outings with the Winston-Salem Dash, Dane Dunning is on the rise in the White Sox farm system.
The minor league baseball season isn't even a month old yet, but Dunning got his first promotion of the season Thursday, heading from Class A Winston-Salem to Double-A Birmingham, becoming the first of the White Sox highly ranked prospects to get a promotion in 2018.
Dunning was stellar in his four starts with the Dash this month, striking out 31 guys and turning in a 2.59 ERA in 24.1 innings. It was a strong follow up to the 22 starts he made there last season, when he had a 3.51 ERA and finished with 135 strikeouts.
Dunning is the lone pitcher acquired in the Adam Eaton trade with the Washington Nationals not on the White Sox big league roster, with Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez currently part of the major league rotation.
Dunning is currently ranked as the organization's No. 6 prospect and the No. 92 prospect in baseball. With this being a developmental season for the White Sox as the rebuild moves toward the day when the team is planned to be an annual contender, expect a lot more announcements like this one as the summer rolls on.