CHICAGO -- The latest round of White Sox injury-related news had Nicky Delmonico returning to the active roster and starting lineup Wednesday, second baseman Yoan Moncada getting the night off and shortstop Tim Anderson becoming a pregame scratch.Delmonico was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 25 with a sprained
CHICAGO -- The latest round of White Sox injury-related news had Nicky Delmonico returning to the active roster and starting lineup Wednesday, second baseman Yoan Moncada getting the night off and shortstop Tim Anderson becoming a pregame scratch.
Delmonico was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 25 with a sprained right wrist. He has reached base safely in 21 of his 23 games played for the White Sox since joining the team from Triple-A Charlotte, carrying a .295 average, 12 RBIs and 17 runs scored.
He finished 0-for-3 in the 5-1 loss Wednesday and was replaced by Rymer Liriano in left field in the ninth. Delmonico tweaked his left shoulder diving for a Carlos Santana single leading off the fourth.
"You could see after the dive on the play in left, he might have tweaked his left shoulder a little bit," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "Came in and said he was fine.
"Took a swing last at-bat, everybody noticed he shook it off. Took him out, precautionary, told him to get in and get it checked. I'll see how he's doing. I expect he's OK. Took some pretty good hacks in that last at-bat."
Moncada was activated from the DL on Tuesday after dealing with a right shin contusion. But his day off Wednesday was a planned one and he should be back playing Thursday.
"I'm sure he wants to be back in there, but we're going to take it one day at a time," Renteria said. "We have to ease everybody back in. We're going to try to take the approach that when they're physically feeling baseball fit -- which takes at least 2-3 days of playing on and off and going through their routines -- we'll be able to see those guys in there more regularly."
The switch of Anderson to Tyler Saladino was made due to Anderson dealing with a cold.
Hurricane Irma's impact
Renteria's wife, Ilene, has a lot of her family in Puerto Rico, an area in the path of Hurricane Irma's devastation. Renteria's in-laws live in Marietta, Ga., so his wife is spending time with them.
"They're keeping track of what's going on over there," Renteria said. "Hopefully it doesn't hit them too hard. I know Florida is getting ready to brace for it also. The Dominican, all of the Caribbean countries, islands, so we're with them.
"It keeps everything in perspective, all of the things that are going on, the things that just happened in Houston. We're all cognizant of the realities of life and the things that are really important. There are going to be a lot of people keeping track."
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