Yoán Moncada got here inside a triple of the cycle whereas gathering a career-high 5 hits towards the Detroit Tigers on June 15 at Comerica Park.
The Chicago White Sox third baseman needed to exit the staff’s subsequent sport within the third inning with an harm. And the subsequent day he landed on the injured record with a strained proper hamstring.
“Yes, it’s a little bit frustrating, but there isn’t anything else you can do,” Moncada mentioned of the timing of the setback, talking by means of an interpreter earlier than Tuesday’s sport towards the Los Angeles Angels. “Just keep moving forward.”
Moncada moved again into the Sox lineup Tuesday after the staff reinstated him from the 10-day IL and optioned infielder Lenyn Sosa to Triple-A Charlotte.
“I feel good right now,” Moncada mentioned. “I hope to really feel good straight away at residence plate. As we all know, it’s not straightforward to get into your timing and your rhythm, particularly after the times that I’ve not been taking part in.
“But I’m just going to go out there and try to do my best and hopefully I can get my timing right away.”
Moncada was positioned on the IL retroactive to June 18 after he left within the third inning of a June 17 sport in Houston. He talked with the coaching employees within the dugout after grounding out within the second, then remained within the sport for the underside of the second. Josh Harrison changed him within the third.
Sox supervisor Tony La Russa mentioned getting Moncada again is a “boost.”
“He’s worked at it, he feels comfortable,” La Russa mentioned. “He knows his stroke. Just got to keep him healthy, get the gang together and play some games.”
Moncada is slashing .179/.230/.292 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 29 video games.
“I’ve been working really hard and I’ve been doing all that I’m supposed to do, and for whatever reason the results are not there,” Moncada mentioned. “But I’m not planning to put my head down. I’m going to keep working hard and try to figure out a way to get to a more consistent rhythm and hopefully to produce as everybody knows I can do it.”
He has handled a wide range of accidents for a lot of this season. He started the season on the IL with a proper indirect pressure and performed his first sport May 9. He skilled quadriceps discomfort that restricted his taking part in time in late May.
“I was injured the last day of spring training and then I came back and I was feeling good and then I have an injury again,” Moncada mentioned. “And I come back again and I was feeling good and then another injury. For some reason things haven’t gone my way this year, and it’s really weird. All we can do is try to get over it.”
Moncada wasn’t positive concerning the plan for working him again into the combination.
“But I’m open to play and help the team as long as they want me to,” he mentioned. “I won’t be asking for any rest.”
Sosa joined the Sox from Double-A Birmingham on Thursday and went 1-for-12 (.083) with a double in 4 video games. He collected his first major-league hit in Sunday’s 4-3 victory towards the Baltimore Orioles at Guaranteed Rate Field.
He led the Southern League in a number of offensive classes — together with hits (85) and batting common (.331) — on the time of his promotion.
Sosa was referred to as up for infield depth after Danny Mendick suffered a torn ACL in his proper knee on June 22. Harrison and Leury García stay choices at second base, with Jake Burger in place to spell Moncada at third.
“With Yoán (returning) and you start looking around, (Sosa) wasn’t going to play every day, or a lot,” La Russa mentioned. “He’s made the fitting impression however must play (daily).
“Beyond decent (showing). A double play he made (in the third inning Monday), the spin and accurate throw, I’ve seen guys with more experience have trouble with that play. Toward the end he was rolling balls over (at the plate), hunting hits. He’ll get back on his stroke.”