After getting off to one of the best starts ever by a rookie and winning the MLB Player of the Month award, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu might have to have to spend a stint on the disabled list.
Stop me me if you’ve heard this one already, White Sox fans.
Abreu was forced to leave Thursday’s game against the crosstown Chicago Cubs with an unspecified left ankle injury.
To date, Abreu has made no official comment on the seriousness of the injury, according to ESPN Chicago.
“Abreu wasn’t available for comment after the contest, and nobody was able to pinpoint exactly when his latest ankle ailment occurred. He also dealt with a left-ankle issue during spring training, but this injury is said to be in a different place.”
White Sox manager Robin Ventura doesn’t think that the injury will cause Abreu to land on the DL, but he did admit that he may end up relegating the rookie to a designated hitter role in the near future.
Should Abreu step in as the DH, the Sox would have no choice but to play Paul Konerko at first base and sit Adam Dunn on the bench as a reserve bat.