MLB - US Sports: White Sox suffer Anderson blow
If the Chicago White Sox injury list couldnt get any worse than adding superstar shortstop Tim Anderson won't make it any easier.
The 29-year-old limped out of 5-4, 12-inning victory over crosstown rivals, Chicago Cubs with an apparent groin injury and will have an MRI on Monday.
Injuries mount for White Sox
Tim Anderson is 1000.00 to win the American League Most Valuable Player award and he fell to the ground after throwing catcher P.J.Higgins out at first base in the top of the fifth inning. He limped off the field with the help of the White Sox training staff.
Anderson went 1-2 with a single in the first inning before leaving the game. The shortstop is hitting .356 for the second-placed White Sox who are in the midst of another injury-hit year. The team is without stars, Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada and Lance Lynn.
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The possible replacement for Anderson, Leury Garcia, is also injured. Infielder Danny Mendick replaced Anderson at shortstop and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the White Sox's victory.
Speaking to the official Chicago White Sox website, team manager Tony La Russa said : "He (Anderson) got a spike caught or something, it's typical. He goes on the injured list after making a great play.
"This guy is as good as anyone in the game in that position, in all regards. We're not nearly as good without him, but we're going to have to be good enough to win. We'll play with what we've got, and we've got a lot."
The White Sox have failed to perform to their potential this season injuries or not, being in and around the 500 mark for most of the season.
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