White Sox Lose Outfielder To Hamstring Injury

The Chicago White Sox just can't catch a break in the injury department. They've lost yet another key contributor to the IL, this time having to place newly-acquired outfielder AJ Pollock on the 10-day list with a hamstring injury.

After racking up 3 hits in his first game with the White Sox on Friday, he proceeded to rap out another knock on Saturday, and then left the game after rounding first base. 

This is nothing new for Pollock, who hasn't played more than 117 games in a season since 2015. He has a history of hamstring (and many other) injuries. Last season, he missed time on three different occasions for the Los Angeles Dodgers with hamstring issues; in 2019, he was out of the lineup on several occasions with knee, groin and elbow problems; in 2018 it was a fractured thumb and another hand injury. 

When he is in the lineup, however, he has produced. Last season in LA, he hit .297 with an .892 OPS, along with 21 HR and 69 RBIs in just 384 at-bats. He has a lifetime .282 average and .820 OPS. 

Pollock was just acquired from the Dodgers a week before the start of the season, in a trade for reliever Craig Kimbrel.

The White Sox are already without ace starting pitchers Lance Lynn and Lucas Giolito—the latter just placed on the IL due to a "freak, weird injury", while they've also lost reliever Garrett Crochet to season-ending elbow surgery, along with others, such as Yermin Mercedes, Joe Kelly, Ryan Burr, and Yoan Moncada.

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