White Sox first baseman leaves during team’s victory over Kansas City with an injury. The veteran is listed as day to day with mild right hip flexor strain.
Entering Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was looking to turn his early season struggles around by helping lead his team to a sweep over the Royals.
Abreu would finish the game just 2-for-2 with an RBI double. Just as things seemed to get going for the 30-year*old slugger, a setback occurred as Abreu made an uncomfortable defensive effort in the field and left Wednesday’s game with a right hip flexor strain.
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Abreu attempted to field a ground ball going to his right, and in the process he lost his footing and appeared to do the splits and fall awkwardly. He was able to get up under his own power with a little help from White Sox head medical trainer Herm Schneider. Abreu was taken to the training room and is now listed as day-to-day.
Abreu is now hitting .253 on the season with eight RBI’s. During this past homestand, Abreu appeared to have turned the corner on his season. He went 8-for-19 (.421) with two RBI’s.
White Sox manager Rick Renteria has not stated whether or not Abreu will be ready to play as the Sox start a ten game road trip Thursday night against the Detroit Tigers.