Injuries & Moves: Moncada back; Sosa optioned

June 29th, 2022

Keep track of the White Sox recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

LATEST NEWS

June 28: 3B Yoán Moncada reinstated off IL; INF optioned to Triple-A Charlotte
Moncada was reinstated and was in the starting lineup for Tuesday’s contest against the Angels in Anaheim. 

Sosa, who went 1-for-12 in four games when his contract was selected from Double-A Birmingham, will head to Charlotte. 

“I think beyond decent, beyond decent,” said La Russa of the impression made by Sosa. “I watched everything about him. That double play yesterday, that spin, that accurate throw.  

“I’ve seen guys more experienced have trouble with that play. He had them both. He started rolling balls over toward the end. He was hunting hits. Get back on his stroke. He will.” -- Scott Merkin

INJURY UPDATES

Day to day

10-day & 15-day IL

RHP Liam Hendriks (right forearm strain)
Expected return:
Next homestand
Hendriks felt good after his bullpen session on June 28, per manager Tony La Russa, and the plan is for him to throw a simulated game on July 1 in San Francisco. -- Scott Merkin (Last updated: June 28)

C Yasmani Grandal (back spasms)
Expected return: TBD
Grandal continues to work, taking swings off a tee, but has no timetable for an injury rehab assignment. His back pain has subsided to some degree, but the most important thing for Grandal going forward is testing his running -- Scott Merkin (Last updated: June 27)

SS (torn ACL in right knee)
Expected return: TBD
A day after colliding with left fielder Adam Haseley on Santiago Espinal's foul popup in the second inning, Mendick was placed on the 10-day IL with a torn ACL in his right knee. -- Scott Merkin (Last updated: June 23)

OF (right hamstring strain)
Expected return: TBD
Engel, who exited in the top of the fourth inning against the Blue Jays on June 22, was placed on the 10-day IL with a strained right hamstring. -- Scott Merkin (Last updated: June 23)

LHP Aaron Bummer (left lat strain)
Expected return:
TBD
General manager Rick Hahn explained on June 20 that Bummer's injury is more about the tendon connecting the shoulder and lat, and he said the left-hander needs to make sure that it is completely intact and calm before really ramping up.

“He’s progressing,” Hahn said. “It’s going to be a bit of a slower process with him. So far, everything is trending the right way, but we don’t have him on a throwing program until he's 100 percent asymptomatic.” -- Scott Merkin (Last updated: June 20)

RHP Kyle Crick (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return: TBD
Crick will undergo further testing to determine the source and severity of the irritation, manager Tony La Russa said on June 15.

"Even in spring, there were days he had some soreness," La Russa added. "He has kind of a very aggressive delivery, so we've watched him very carefully since the first bullpen of Spring Training and backed him off when we had to. Hopefully, it's more like that." -- Dawn Klemish (Last updated: June 15)

60-day IL

OF (torn right hamstring)
Expected return: July
Transferred to the 60-day IL, Jiménez restarted his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on June 21, and was eligible to reinstated on June 23. He'll again have 20 days, if needed, to work his way back. -- Scott Merkin (Last updated: June 23)

LHP (UCL damage)
Expected return:
Out for the season
Crochet was set to move into the Michael Kopech starter/reliever hybrid role in 2022, but he underwent Tommy John surgery on April 5 and was transferred to the 60-day IL on May 17. -- Scott Merkin (Last updated: May 17)

RHP Jonathan Stiever (right lat surgery)
Expected return:
TBD
Stiever, 24, underwent season-ending surgery on his right lat on Aug. 23, 2021. He spent most of last season with Triple-A Charlotte but made one start for the White Sox. His move to the 60-day IL, coupled with the addition of Yoan Aybar, leaves the White Sox 40-man roster at 40. -- Scott Merkin (Last updated: March 24)