Sox's Burger (hand), Velasquez (finger) placed on injured list

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • White Sox's Jake Burger runs the bases after hitting a 3-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rich Hill during a May game. Burger landed on the IL with a bruised right hand, which has been bothering him since he was hit by a pitch three weeks ago.

    White Sox's Jake Burger runs the bases after hitting a 3-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rich Hill during a May game. Burger landed on the IL with a bruised right hand, which has been bothering him since he was hit by a pitch three weeks ago. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 7/6/2022 6:32 PM

The White Sox had a positive injury development Wednesday, getting left fielder Eloy Jimenez back from a torn hamstring that required surgery.

The Sox also lost two players, infielder Jake Burger and right-handed pitcher Vince Velasquez.

 

Burger landed on the IL with a bruised right hand, which has been bothering him since he was hit by a pitch three weeks ago.

"He has some soreness, try to get that healed," manager Tony La Russa said.

Burger last started a game on June 26, against the Orioles. He's batting .250/.302/.458 with 8 home runs and 26 RBI in 51 games.

Velasquez went on the injured list with a blister on his right index finger.

In 14 games (9 starts), Velasquez is 3-3 with a 5.21 ERA. In his last two outings, he's allowed 5 runs on 5 hits and a walk in 2⅓ innings.

The White Sox made two other roster moves Wednesday, recalling right-hander Jimmy Lambert from Class AAA Charlotte and moving infielder Danny Mendick to the 60-day IL.

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Mendick is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during a June 22 game against Toronto.

Early exit:

After fouling a pitch off his right foot in the fifth inning, third baseman Yoan Moncada had to leave Wednesday's game in the seventh with a contusion.

X-rays were negative and Moncada is listed as day-to-day. He returned to the White Sox last week after recovering from a hamstring injury.

"It's sore," manager Tony La Russa said. "Tomorrow will be here in a hurry, but we'll see. He usually wears a foot guard, but he didn't have it on."

Mr. 1,000:

In Tuesday night's loss to the Twins, Josh Harrison had a game he won't soon forget.

The biggest memory was the infielder's 1,000th career hit, a single in the seventh inning off Minnesota reliever Tyler Duffey.

"Wow, man, truly a blessing," Harrison said. "We put on this uniform and try to play as long as we can and never set out for individual accolades. But sometimes it's nice to take a step back and appreciate the work I've put in to know I've been here this long. It's something I don't take lightly. I'm definitely grateful."

In the lopsided game, Harrison also pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

"It would have been nice to get a victory," he said. "It's baseball. We have to take care of what we do in here and that's showing up every day and keep plugging away."

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