For the second straight season, White Sox second baseman has been felled by a major injury.
Last year, Chicago was “lucky” to just lose Madrigal for less than half of the season, with a shoulder injury than ended up needing surgery in the offseason.
This year, Madrigal will be shelved for at least two months with a torn hamstring, suffered while running to first base in last night’s loss vs. Toronto. He would be eligible, best-case, to return to action in mid-August.
Per Rick Hahn, that is absolutely the best-case, given the club is still weighing whether to push Madrigal toward season-ending surgery, or rest/rehab.
Don’t read TOO much into the 60-day IL, although it is a clear indication of how serious the injury is. Putting Madrigal on the 60-day this quickly means not only the injury is severe, but allow a player not on the 40-man roster to take Nick’s spot in Chicago.
A player like … Brian Goodwin (who will not be starting at second base tonight).
Here’s the copyedited White Sox release:
WHITE SOX PLACE NICK MADRIGAL ON 60-DAY INJURED LIST; PURCHASE CONTRACT OF BRIAN GOODWIN FROM TRIPLE-A CHARLOTTE
CHICAGO – Prior to tonight’s game vs. Toronto, the…