The Chicago White Sox did not have their best game against the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. It was a tough loss but they have mostly dominated the Twins this year so you should expect them to bounce back. Unfortunately, they lost more than just the baseball game in this one. Yasmani Grandal went down in a lot of pain and never returned to the game. He was helped off the field so you knew it was something bad right away.
The Chicago White Sox had a very tough game all around on Monday night.
It came out that he left the game with a strained left calf, according to the White Sox. They also announced that he is being further evaluated. From that, you can only hope that things are going to be okay for him,
However, after the game, Tony La Russa told the media that it was more than just a cramp for Grandal. He also confirmed that Grandal was using crutches in the clubhouse after the game. That is where things sound really bad for Grandal. Now we just have to wait and see while praying it is was just precautionary. Unfortunately, you have to assume that a stint on the Injured List is coming for him at this point.
Seby Zavala is going to be the catching coming to Minneapolis to take Grandal’s spot on the roster. Tony described Yermin Mercedes’s ability to play catcher along the lines of saying that he needs more reps down there in AAA so he can get used to it again. He only did it a few times this season at the MLB level. Zavala will be doing it with Collins for now.
The White Sox have had the worst injury luck this season. With players like Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal, and Adam Engel all missing significant time along with many others having smaller but still significant injuries, you have to wonder what is going on here. If Grandal is added to that list of players who are out for a while, the White Sox will be in rough shape. He had an All-Star-worthy first half.
Speaking of the All-Star Game, the White Sox only have a few games left before that break and they are all against bad teams. If they can get through to that break with a few wins, they should be in good shape. That time to rest is going to be so good for a lot of players. By the time we get to mid-August, there could be a resurgence to the offensive part of this team. For now, we wait for news on Yasmani Grandal.