The Chicago White Sox picked up an exciting 5-4 win in 12 innings over their crosstown rival Chicago Cubs on Sunday, but it came at a cost.
As reported earlier, All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson suffered a strained right groin during the fifth inning of the contest after fielding a ground ball and throwing out P.J. Higgins at first base.
Following the win, White Sox manager Tony La Russa couldn’t provide complete clarity on Anderson’s diagnosis but did provide an update.
Entering Sunday, in his seventh MLB season, Anderson has produced a .354/.392/.503 slash line with five home runs, 19 RBIs and seven stolen bases over 161 at-bats in 39 games. The White Sox are currently in second place in the AL Central with a 23-23 record.
The 28-year-old former batting champion has been in the news recently due to his ongoing conflict with New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson. The Yankees newcomer issued an apology on Thursday after being assigned a one-game suspension following his alleged “racist comment” towards Anderson, calling him “Jackie,” referring to former Brooklyn Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson (who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947).
Donaldson claimed that he had no ill-intent with the comment and that it was a comment he had used to talk with the White Sox former Silver Slugger in the past after Anderson referred to himself as “today’s Jackie Robinson” during an interview in 2019.