TORONTO (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is expected to miss at least three weeks because of a strained right groin, manager Tony La Russa said Tuesday.
“The good news is that it could be worse,” La Russa said, “which means that whatever the minimum was — you know, three weeks and not six weeks — is realistic, maybe. He heals fast. It’s still three long weeks for us.”
The White Sox put Anderson on the 10-day injured list before facing the Blue Jays in Toronto, and activated outfielder Luis Robert off the COVID-19 injured list. Anderson’s IL stint is retroactive to May 30.
The 2019 AL batting champ left Sunday’s win over the Cubs, going down in the outfield after fielding P.J. Higgins’ fifth-inning grounder and throwing to first for the out.