(670 The Score) The White Sox received more bad injury news Thursday.
Second baseman Nick Madrigal has suffered a proximal tear of his right hamstring and has been placed on the 60-day injured list, general manager Rick Hahn said. The team is still weighing the possibility of season-ending surgery or whether Madrigal can recover and return with rest and rehabilitation.
Madrigal suffered the injury while sprinting to first after hitting a slow chopper to third base with two outs in the bottom of the seventh of the White Sox's 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday evening. He pulled up awkwardly just before the bag, being called out because he oddly hopped over and missed the bag despite beating the throw. Madrigal then went down. He had to be helped off the field by a trainer and third-base coach Joe McEwing, putting little to no weight on his right leg.
Madrigal, 24, has been a key player for the White Sox, hitting .305 with a .774 OPS in 54 games.
In a corresponding move, the White Sox promoted outfielder Brian Goodwin from Triple-A Charlotte, where he was hitting .244 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 24 games. To fill Madrigal's void, utilityman Leury Garcia is expected to receive significant playing time at second base along with Danny Mendick.