AL Notes: Anderson, Giles, Pink Sox, Indians
By Connor Byrne | July 31, 2020 at 11:33pm CDTWhite Sox shortstop Tim Anderson left the group’s win over the Royals on Friday with proper hip soreness, the membership introduced. The reigning AL batting champion is day-to-day, and the White Sox will re-evaluate him Saturday, supervisor Rick Renteria instructed James Fegan of The Athletic and different reporters. Anderson had a multi-hit sport Friday, persevering with a terrific begin by which he has slashed .333/.355/.567 over 31 plate appearances. Chicago changed him with utilityman Leury Garcia.
Blue Jays reliever Ken Giles went on the injured checklist July 27 with a proper forearm pressure, however the group is “very optimistic” he’ll return this season, in response to common supervisor Ross Atkins (by way of Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic). After getting a second opinion on the harm, Giles underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection. Not solely would his return increase the Blue Jays’ of pushing for a playoff spot, however it will be a optimistic for Giles as he prepares for a visit to free company in a number of months. The 29-year-old was completely dominant when he was wholesome sufficient to pitch in 2019, however arm issues have troubled him since final summer season.
Pitching has been an issue for the Pink Sox early this season, however a few their hurlers are on the way in which again from the COVID-19 injured checklist. Left-handers Darwinzon Hernandez and Josh Taylor might be a part of the Pink Sox someday inside the subsequent week, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com writes. The 23-year-old Hernandez reached the majors for the primary time final season and struck out a ridiculous 16.91 hitters per 9 throughout 30 1/Three innings, although a horrid 7.71 BB/9 helped result in a below-average 4.45 ERA. Taylor, 27, considerably quietly notched a 3.04 ERA/3.11 FIP with 11.79 Okay/9 and three.04 BB/9 in 47 1/Three frames as a rookie.
Ryan Lewis of Ohio.com relayed updates on a trio of injured Indians on Friday. Catcher Roberto Perez, whom the Indians positioned on the IL this week with a proper shoulder difficulty, has skilled enchancment. The membership will re-evaluate him Tuesday. Outfielder Tyler Naquin, on the IL since final weekend with a fractured toe, has began sprinting. And fellow outfielder Delino DeShields, an offseason acquisition who nonetheless hasn’t made his Cleveland debut on account of a optimistic COVID-19 check, performed Four half of rehab innings Friday. There’s no phrase on when any of them might be able to rejoin the Indians, although.
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