White Sox: Charlie Tilson Injured With Stress Reaction in Right Foot


White Sox center fielder out for 10 days as he sustains stress reaction in right foot. The rookie outfielder injured his hamstring in his MLB debut last season.

The Chicago White Sox haven’t been in Spring Training for a week and they already have an injured player. Charlie Tilson sustained a stress reaction in his right foot during workouts Friday and will be shutdown from impact activities for 10 days according to Scott Merkin of whitesox.com.

Tilson, who was acquired via trade from the St. Louis Cardinals last season injured his hamstring in his MLB debut with the Sox. This latest injury might not be as severe, but its still a setback for the native of Wilmette, Ill.

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The Sox will most likely have Tilson as its opening day center fielder, and he will need to get as much repetition during Spring Training in order to be prepared for the season. Tilson arrived to the Sox after they traded reliever Zach Duke to the Cardinals on July 31. The New Trier High School grad collected his first hit in his first MLB game last season, but couldn’t finish the game due to a season-ending hamstring injury.

With the trade of Adam Eaton, the Sox outfield is without a true center fielder. Tilson was on track to become the Sox next center fielder, but his latest injury could delay his progress. The Sox first Spring Training game will be on Feb. 26 against the Los Angeles Dodges.

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According to Merkin, Tilson will be reevaluated after 10 days. Hopefully for Tilson, his injury isn’t too serious and he’s able to return to action. The Sox aren’t expected to contend this season, but they could use a true center fielder. Losing Tilson exposes a lack of depth in center field. For the Sox, they can’t afford to lose Tilson for a lengthy amount of time.