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Another White Sox injury: Nicky Delmonico departs spring training game with shoulder injury

Another White Sox injury: Nicky Delmonico departs spring training game with shoulder injury

This spring is being defined by injuries for the White Sox.

Another notable injury occurred during Sunday's Cactus League game, with Nicky Delmonico and Tyler Saladino colliding. While Saladino entered the concussion protocol after hitting his head, it's Delmonico's injury that sounds like it could be more serious. The guy expected to start the season as the everyday left fielder exited the game with what the White Sox described as a "left shoulder subluxation," a partial dislocation of the shoulder joint.

According to the team, there'll be more news Monday on Delmonico's status.

Delmonico's injury is the first noteworthy one to happen to a member of the big league team. But injuries, serious ones, have been commonplace among the prized prospects at White Sox camp.

Jake Burger suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon while running to first during a game and will miss the entirety of the 2018 season. Micker Adolfo has an elbow injury and is playing through it as the White Sox hope he can avoid surgery. Luis Robert suffered a sprained ligament in his thumb last week while sliding into second base, the same game in which he later hit a grand slam. He'll be out of action for approximately 10 weeks. Eloy Jimenez just returned from an injury-induced layoff that knocked him out of Cactus League action for a couple weeks.

The 2018 campaign figures to be an important one for Delmonico, who surprised and impressed with a strong stretch of games in the last two months of the 2017 season. In 43 contests, he slashed .262/.373/.482 with nine homers, 25 runs scored and 23 RBIs. That performance allowed Delmonico, who didn't carry the same high prospect rankings as many of the other young players in the White Sox organization, to enter the conversation for the future. But 2018 will be about following that up and proving he deserves the consideration that guys like Jimenez and Robert have for when the team's rebuild reaches its apex and the White Sox are planned to become perennial contenders.

If or how this injury affects Delmonico's prospects remains to be seen.

Charlie Tilson gets another chance with White Sox after Leury Garcia hits the DL

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Charlie Tilson gets another chance with White Sox after Leury Garcia hits the DL

Charlie Tilson is finally back in the major leagues. And this time, he’s hoping he can stick around for more than one game.

Tilson, currently ranked as the White Sox No. 15 prospect, was brought up from Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, joining the active roster after the team placed Leury Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee sprain.

Tilson, a Wilmette native and New Trier High School product, came over to the White Sox from the St. Louis Cardinals in a midseason trade in 2016 and got a hit in his first big league at-bat. But in the same game, he suffered a season-ending hamstring injury while trying to make a diving catch in the outfield. The following spring, he suffered another serious injury, a stress fracture in his foot, and was forced to sit out the entire season.

He missed out on an Opening Day roster spot this year when Adam Engel outperformed him during spring training. But the White Sox hope Tilson will be able to provide some production in an outfield that has struggled in that department this season. Engel, even after a four-hit night on Wednesday, is batting just .212. Trayce Thompson is hitting well under .200. And Avisail Garcia and Nicky Delmonico are dealing with their own significant injuries as Leury Garcia joins them on the DL.

Tilson batted .248 in 39 games at Charlotte this season prior to Thursday’s call-up. He had three hits in Wednesday night’s loss.

Daily White Sox prospects update: Mixed bag of an outing for Michael Kopech

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Daily White Sox prospects update: Mixed bag of an outing for Michael Kopech

Here's your daily update on what the White Sox highly touted prospects are doing in the minor leagues.

Triple-A Charlotte

Michael Kopech's outing was a mixed bag, with the White Sox top-ranked pitching prospect allowing only two earned runs but also walking four batters in his five innings of work. He did add eight strikeouts to his impressive season total and has punched out 61 hitters in 45.1 innings. Charlie Tilson had three hits in the 6-3 loss.

Class A Winston-Salem

The Dash split a doubleheader. Gavin Sheets had a huge game with three hits including a homer and a triple in the first contest, a 3-1 win. Luis Alexander Basabe had three hits with a home run in the other game, a 10-4 loss.

Double-A Birmingham

Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins each had a hit and two walks in a 9-5 loss. The duo combined for three runs scored and an RBI.

Class A Kannapolis

Luis Gonzalez had two hits and Evan Skoug had a double in a 3-2 win.