Injuries & Moves: Benintendi, Wilson activated from IL

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June 12: LF , RHP activated from injured list
Outfielder Benintendi was activated from the 10-day injured list on Wednesday. White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said Benintendi would likely be back in the lineup for Thursday’s series finale against the Mariners.

Benintendi, who had been out since June 1 with left Achilles tendinitis, joined the club in Seattle after spending two days on a rehab assignment with the ACL in Arizona.

The White Sox also welcomed back right-handed reliever Wilson, who was placed on the IL on May 22, retroactive to May 20, after experiencing back spasms. Wilson, 29, has a 2.84 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 19 innings this season.

The White Sox optioned outfielder Duke Ellis to Triple-A Charlotte and designated lefty reliever Tim Hill for assignment to clear roster space for Benintendi and Wilson. On Wednesday, the White Sox also announced that left-hander Shane Drohan cleared waivers and was returned to the Red Sox.

10-DAY/15-DAY INJURED LIST

OF (left ankle sprain)
Expected return: Mid-June
Pham, who hurt himself sliding during a play at the plate in a June 2 loss at Milwaukee, was sent to Arizona for a rehab assignment with the ACL White Sox on June 10. Manager Pedro Grifol said Pham would play in seven-inning games there until the team feels he is ready to return to the big league club, which could happen as early as the current series vs. the Mariners in Seattle. (Last updated: June 10)

DH (left hamstring strain)
Expected return:
Late June
Jimenez should be set for a rehab assignment by the middle of the week beginning on June 10. The 27-year-old Jiménez landed on the IL for the second time this season, as he injured his hamstring running from second to home on a single from Corey Julks in the win over the Blue Jays on May 21. (Last updated: June 6)

RHP (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return:
Mid-June
Clevinger is set to throw BP on June 7, but he won't be back for his next rotation turn. He'll need an injury rehab start or two. He had a cortisone shot on May 28. (Last updated: June 6)

OF (left shoulder strain)
Expected return: End of June
Fletcher suffered his injury crashing into the wall while taking a home run away from William Contreras during the seventh inning of the June 2 loss at Milwaukee. He estimates his absence at two to three weeks but said it could be sore for up to six weeks. (Last updated: June 4)

RHP (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return:
Early June
While Leone has a little inflammation in his right elbow, this absence is not expected to be an extended one for the reliever.

"Everything came back clean and clear," White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said. "He should be ready to go as soon as his IL date comes back. It's not something he's worried about." (Last updated: May 24)

60-DAY INJURED LIST

C (left hip inflammation)
Expected return: 2025
Stassi underwent a season-ending left hip surfacing procedure on June 7 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training in 2025. “I really like Stassi,” manager Pedro Grifol said. “I thought his veteran presence was going to be good for us.” (Last updated: June 10)

3B (left adductor strain)
Expected return: Shortly after the All-Star break
While running to first on a ground ball in the top of the second inning on April 9, Moncada doubled over in pain and had to be helped off the field. A day later, he was placed on the injured list with a left adductor strain.

The estimated original recovery time for Moncada was three to six months, the team announced on April 10, but general manager Chris Getz gave a more optimistic return update on April 12. Moncada has hit .282 with three doubles and a triple in 11 games.

"He starts hitting left-handed today," said White Sox manager Pedro Grifol of Moncada on May 13. "He spent the whole week hitting right-handed. I’ve seen videos of him catching some ground balls and doing some drills. He’s coming along. He’s a little further behind [Luis] Robert [Jr.], but he’s also coming along good.” (Last updated: May 13)

RHP (right rotator cuff strain)
Expected return: TBD
Lambert visited Dr. Neal ElAttrache during Spring Training for a second opinion on his shoulder and was able to avoid surgery. He said something was there, but they had a program in place to try to treat it. He was placed on the 60-day IL on March 28. (Last updated: March 28)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Early to mid-2025
Scholtens was scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn ulnar cruciate ligament in his right elbow on March 1 and is expected to miss the season.

He was placed on the 60-day IL on Feb. 27 to make room for Bailey Horn, acquired from the Cubs. Scholtens was 1-9 with a 5.29 ERA in 26 appearances (11 starts) last season. (Last updated: Feb. 27)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Mid-to-late 2024
Foster missed the entire 2023 season due to Tommy John surgery after he had the procedure on April 19. He was placed on the 60-day IL on Feb. 23. (Last updated: Feb. 23)