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Moncada day to day with tight left hamstring

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ST. LOUIS -- It almost would have been easier to describe the parts of Yoan Moncada's body not bothering him following the White Sox 3-2 loss Wednesday to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium as opposed to his myriad injuries.

The White Sox second baseman left in the eighth inning with left hamstring tightness after racing from first to third on Yolmer Sanchez's one-out single to left. He also pointed to a sore left thumb when being quizzed about his maladies.

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ST. LOUIS -- It almost would have been easier to describe the parts of Yoan Moncada's body not bothering him following the White Sox 3-2 loss Wednesday to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium as opposed to his myriad injuries.

The White Sox second baseman left in the eighth inning with left hamstring tightness after racing from first to third on Yolmer Sanchez's one-out single to left. He also pointed to a sore left thumb when being quizzed about his maladies.

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But it was a sore top of his right foot, suffered in the first inning when he fouled a Carlos Martinez pitch off that area, causing Moncada to limp after the team's fourth straight setback. Despite dealing with the pain, Moncada managed to smile through the issues and hopes to not miss a game.

"No, no, no. If I feel good tomorrow, I'll be ready to play tomorrow," said Moncada through interpreter Billy Russo. "I want to play."

Moncada slid feet first into third ahead of the throw from left fielder Marcell Ozuna but stayed on the ground near third after the play was over. He exited after being checked out by manager Rick Renteria and head athletic trainer Herm Schneider, who also checked on his right foot in the first inning.

Trayce Thompson pinch-ran for Moncada and scored on Jose Abreu's sacrifice fly.

"When I was running from first to second and I turned to third, I felt like something, the tightness thing," Moncada said. "When I slid, it was when I felt the soreness."

"Let it get through this evening and re-evaluate tomorrow and see where he's at," Renteria said. "It didn't seem like he had an awkward gait. Hopefully it's nothing."

This left hamstring tightness was the same one knocking Moncada out of an April 21 game against the Astros. He returned to play the next day.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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