Madrigal suffered the injury running to first base during a game in Chicago against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 9. He will join a long list of players currently on the injured list such as Eloy Jiménez, Luis Robert, Michael Kopech, Billy Hamilton, Jace Fry and Jimmy Cordero.
The press release from the White Sox Thursday afternoon said the following:
“Prior to tonight’s game vs. Toronto, the Chicago White Sox placed second baseman Nick Madrigal on the 60-day injured list with a proximal tear of his right hamstring and purchased the contract of outfielder Brian Goodwin from Class AAA Charlotte.
Madrigal, 24, suffered the injury last night running to first base in the seventh inning. He is hitting .305 (61-200) with 10 doubles, four triples, two home runs, 21 RBI and 30 runs scored over 54 games this season, his second with the White Sox. Madrigal, who ranks sixth in the American League in average, is batting .365/.420/.568 (27-74) over his last 20 games.
Goodwin, 30, is hitting .244 (21-86) with four doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI and 12 runs scored over 24 games with Charlotte this season after agreeing to terms with the White Sox on a minor-league contract on May 4.”
While it is unclear what comes next, the White Sox are certainly experiencing quite a few roadblocks with the influx of injuries for the 2021 season. Chicago has clearly adapted and has been able to overcome, sitting at first place with a record of 37-24, but the losses are starting to become harder to replace. Many are questioning the conditioning and strength training the players undergo, as the hamstring injuries occurring while running to first base issue seems to be plaguing multiple players this season.
We wish Madrigal a speedy recovery.
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