White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal exits game with strained calf
MINNEAPOLIS — Catcher Yasmani Grandal exited the White Sox game against the Twins Monday with a strained left calf.
Grandal, who had missed the last two and a half games with a sore left calf, spun out of the batter’s box after checking his swing in the sixth inning.
He hobbled away and went down, lying face down on the grass for several moments before getting up and being helped off the field. Grandal did not put any weight on his left foot.
Grandal left the game against the Tigers Friday after his calf tightened up when he ran down a foul ball near the screen. Monday’s game was his first game back.
The Twins led the Sox 6-1 after six innings.
Grandal is being further evaluated.
Rodon’s road to All-Star Game
Carlos Rodon called the honor of being named an All-Star for the first time “special.”
“I’ve been through a lot,” said the former No. 3 overall draft choice who has bounced back from multiple surgeries to have his best season, by far. “Quite a few people who have helped along the way. I could not have done it without my family’s support, my wife, my teammates.”
Rodon said the injuries were humbling and a slap on the face.
“When you’re picked top three or a first-rounder, I’m sure the expectations are definitely high for that player. When I think of my own expectations at the time, everybody dreams of being an All Star, and if you don’t, I don’t know if you’re in the right business.”
This and that
La Russa said outfielder Adam Engel will come off the injured list Tuesday or Wednesday. Third baseman Jake Burger seems a likely candidate to be returned to Triple-A Charlotte where he can play every day.
*Yoan Moncada returned to the lineup after missing the Tigers series with a bruised right hand, and catcher Yasmani Grandal (calf) was back after missing two games.