White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson received’t play once more in 2022

September 28, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS — With nothing to play for and no have to put stress on a therapeutic finger, the White Sox are shutting down shortstop Tim Anderson for the remainder of the season, supervisor Miguel Cairo mentioned earlier than the Sox performed the Twins in Minneapolis Tuesday evening.

Anderson, who had surgical procedure to restore a sagittal band tear on the center finger of his left hand on Aug. 11, was aiming to return for the ultimate two weeks of the season.

Anderson has been taking floor balls and taking reside batting apply for greater than per week, however “we’re going to close it down for the remainder of the season and that’s the very best factor for him,” Cairo mentioned. “You don’t need him to re-injure the hand. He’s nonetheless doing a variety of work and remedy however we have to get it one hundred pc for subsequent 12 months.”

Cairo additionally indicated that right-hander Michael Kopech received’t pitch once more this season, which was anticipated. Kopech landed on the IL with proper shoulder irritation on Sept. 17 and didn’t determine to return except the Sox had been in competition within the American League Central. The Guardians clinched the division Sunday.

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The Sox take a 76-77 report and six-game shedding streak into the sport Tuesday.

Basic supervisor Rick Hahn mentioned Saturday that Kopech’s shoulder is OK, however he has additionally pitched a profession hight 119 23 innings (going 5-9 with a 3.54 ERA) whereas coping with points in each knees this season and can have a cyst faraway from the correct knee within the low season, Hahn mentioned.

“It’s solely 9 video games and why push it when it has one thing to do along with your shoulder, or something,” Cairo mentioned. “He did his job for the 12 months. He threw a variety of innings. He did a brilliant job.”

In Anderson’s case, “it will have been completely different if we had been within the hunt for the playoffs, in fact,” Cairo mentioned. “It’s higher to be secure.”

Anderson is touring with the crew on the highway journey. He batted .301/.339/.395 with six homers, 13 stolen bases and 21 RBI in 79 video games. He made the All-Star Recreation for the second consecutive season.

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Zavala on concussion IL

Catcher Seby Zavala landed on the seven-day concussion record (retroactive to September 26) and recalled catcher Carlos Pérez from Triple-A Charlotte.

Cairo mentioned there was no incident that brought about a concussion, however mentioned Zavala was feeling “a bit of bit” dizzy after catching Sunday’s loss to the Tigers at Assured Charge Discipline “and went to the coach, did all of the protocol and all that stuff. We’re higher to be secure.”

“He completed the sport. However it wasn’t a foul ball or something.”

Pérez is hitting .254/.316/.450 with 21 residence runs in 109 video games this season with Charlotte, rating second on the Knights in residence runs, RBI (76) and whole bases (188). Pérez appeared in two video games on August 26-27 throughout his first stint with the White Sox, going 1—for-4.

Zavala is hitting .270 with two homers and 21 RBI in 61 video games for the Sox.

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Eloy Jimenez, DH

Eloy Jimenez hasn’t performed left area since Aug. 26, primarily due to his tender leg within the aftermath of surgical procedure for a proper hamstring tendon tear. Jimenez has struggled defensively in left however has excelled offensively as a delegated hitter, a task he doesn’t like.

“He can play there perhaps one or two occasions per week, 3 times per week, and blend with DH,” Cairo mentioned. “However he’s been doing such a very good job as a DH. You wish to hold him wholesome for the entire season, that’s one of the best ways to place it.”

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