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Grandal day to day after leaving with back stiffness

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It's a day that ends in "y," so there must be more injury news from the South Side.

The latest White Sox player to get a visit from the Injury Bug That Wouldn't Leave is Yasmani Grandal, the catcher departing Monday night's game against the Detroit Tigers early with lower back stiffness. He's day to day.

Grandal left after fielding a ball in front of home plate and making a throw down to first base for an out. He promptly went back to the clubhouse with the trainer and was replaced by James McCann.

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The list of White Sox injuries is a mile long at this point, even after the returns of Tim Anderson and Nomar Mazara from their injured-list stays and Edwin Encarnación from his own day-to-day status earlier this month.

Reynaldo López, Carlos Rodón, Aaron Bummer, Ian Hamilton and Nick Madrigal are all currently on the 10-day injured list. General manager Rick Hahn provided some updates on four of those guys Monday. Meanwhile, Leury García and Jimmy Lambert are on the 45-day injured list. And Adam Engel went on the injured list Monday. The outfielder has not tested positive for COVID-19, but he might have been in close contact with someone who is infected.


It's unknown how much time Grandal — who was said to be dealing with a nagging foot irritation of some sort recently — might miss. But another injury on the pile represents the continued tough luck the White Sox have faced this season, unable to get their hoped-for lineup assembled and quickly soaking up their much discussed starting-pitching depth.

Certainly they're not the only team in the league that's been affected, and they're not using a lack of health as any sort of excuse. But they've undoubtedly been hit hard by injuries, a contributing factor to what was a .500 record coming into Monday night's game and their ongoing search for consistency.

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