Chicago White Sox Lose Star Shortstop For Several Weeks

The Chicago White Sox announced on Tuesday that shortstop Tim Anderson has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left knee sprain.

Anderson sustained the injury during Monday's game against the Minnesota Twins and had to leave early due to soreness.

Initially, it was thought that his absence would not be prolonged, but further evaluation revealed that he will be out of action for two to four weeks.

It's obviously concerning news for the White Sox as Anderson is perhaps their best player and was off to a strong start this season, hitting .298 with five doubles, four RBIs, nine runs scored, and five stolen bases in 11 games.

To fill Anderson's spot on the roster, the White Sox have recalled infielder Lenyn Sosa from Triple-A Charlotte. Sosa has shown promise in the minors and could be a valuable addition to the team if he secures regular playing time at shortstop while Anderson is sidelined.

Meanwhile, veteran Elvis Andrus is expected to temporarily take over at shortstop, with Romy Gonzalez, Hanser Alberto, and Lenyn Sosa receiving starts at second base.

Anderson's absence will be felt by the White Sox, but the team is hopeful that he will have a speedy recovery and be back on the field by early May if his recovery progresses without any setbacks. Photo Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports