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Basabe sidelined by broken hamate bone

Luis Alexander Basabe (15) OF Glendale Desert Dogs CWS Venezuela November 10, 2018, Glendale Desert Dogs - Scottsdale Scorpions 11/10/2018 at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona. Freek Bouw - European Baseball Magazine (Freek Bouw - Phrake Photography)
February 19, 2019

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Luis Alexander Basabe, ranked as the White Sox No. 9 prospect by MLB Pipeline, sustained a broken hamate bone in his left hand during batting practice on Monday at Camelback Ranch and he will have surgery on Wednesday in Chicago.The switch-hitting outfielder will be out 4 to

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Luis Alexander Basabe, ranked as the White Sox No. 9 prospect by MLB Pipeline, sustained a broken hamate bone in his left hand during batting practice on Monday at Camelback Ranch and he will have surgery on Wednesday in Chicago.
The switch-hitting outfielder will be out 4 to 6 weeks, and he's expected to be back in baseball mode in 12 weeks. The hamate bone will be removed during the surgery.
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"They will be able to clean it up," manager Rick Renteria said. "It will take 4 to 6 weeks to heal and then we get him back on the field. He'll be fine. He'll come out of it OK."
Basabe, 22, came to the White Sox with Yoán Moncada, Michael Kopech and Victor Diaz as part of the Chris Sale trade. Basabe hit .258 with 15 home runs, 21 doubles, eight triples and 56 RBIs last season over stops at Class A Advanced Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham.

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