There were a lot of wild rumors surrounding Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox as the weekend came to a close but we finally have our answer. It is a bit of news that is going to feel perfectly in line with what has been a nightmare of a 2022 season.
Anderson is going to be out for 4-6 weeks due to a torn ligament in his hand. This is something that may require surgery but we will find that out at a later time. This is the worst possible thing that could have happened to this team.
Of course, Tim was struggling in recent weeks and you have to wonder if this is why. You also have to wonder if this is something that happened recently just to make matters worse. Either way, this is a devastating blow to the White Sox lineup.
Even when he is struggling, he is a threat to put together great at-bats and help his team win. We have seen legitimate greatness from him in the past and can only hope that he gets back to that upon his return.
The Chicago White Sox are going to have trouble with replacing Tim Anderson.
For the current team without Anderson, his replacements are obvious. At the top of the batting order, we should be seeing a lot of AJ Pollock. He has been the leadoff guy in Tim’s absences and he had been a leadoff guy at certain points in his pre-White Sox career.
On the diamond, you can probably expect to see a lot of Leury Garcia at shortstop with some Lenyn Sosa mixed in there. Neither of them is anywhere close to Anderson who was the starting shortstop for the American League All-Stars this year but they will have to make due.
The 2022 season has been filled with many different obstacles and the White Sox still find themselves just two games out of first place when this news came out. It is up to them to come together and get this done while their leader is recovering.
If he does return at any point this season, the White Sox are hoping that it will be right in time for the postseason which would mean that they qualified. There is no doubt that it would be a big boost. For now, they have a lot of work to do while he is away.