The White Sox announced this third baseman John Moncada was placed on the 10-day list of injured, with a retroactive date of June 18, with a sprain of the right hamstring. Shortstop Tim Anderson returns from IL in a corresponding move as manager Tony La Rusa announcements yesterday.
This is the second IL stay of the season for Moncada, which lost the first month and more of the year, struggling with inclined tension. He returned in early May and appeared in 29 games, but published the worst production of his career in the beginning. With 113 shivers to the plate, the switching Moncada has only a .179 / .230 / .292 line with three home runs. He recorded only one hit in the extra base between May 16 and June 13, and the walking rate of 5.3% for this season is a low level in his career.
It was a disappointing sequel to one of Moncada’s better campaigns. It hit .263 / .375 / .412 last season, an offensive production that rose 22 percentage points above the league average for the wRC + measure. Moncada’s slow start is one of a handful that contributes to the mediocre record of 31-33, and his efforts to get out of this funk will be held back by another injury.
Jake Burger enters the lineup in the hot corner for tonight’s Blue Jays race. This will probably be a regular role for the former election in the first round, which has a .257 / .308 / .472 line through 157 entries. Burger has assembled eight homers and seven pairs to make a strong impact in terms of power, but he has won 31.2% of his trips to the plate, while publishing a modest 5.7% walking speed.