The injuries continue to pile up for the White Sox. They lost slugging outfield Eloy Jimenez for 5-6 months due to a torn left pectoral muscle, which he suffered while attempting to rob a home run during Spring Training. Luis Robert is also on the 60-day IL after tearing his right hip flexor.
You can now add Madrigal to the list. He was placed on the 60-day IL due to a right hamstring tear, and it’s possible that he could be forced to undergo season-ending surgery. It’s a big blow for the White Sox, with Madrigal sporting an impressive .305 batting average in his first full MLB season. He hasn’t hit for much power, but the White Sox haven’t necessarily needed the long ball to score runs. They rank just 24th in home runs per game, but that hasn’t stopped them from averaging the fifth most runs.
Their offense is a big reason why the White Sox have become the favorites to win the American League. They’re currently listed at +300 to win the AL on FanDuel Sportsbook, and their odds to win the World Series trail only the Dodgers.