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AJ Pollock Leaves Game Early with Hamstring Injury

by Noah Phalen

Another day, another injury for the White Sox.

This time it’s right fielder AJ Pollock, who walked gingerly back to first base grabbing his leg after a 3rd inning single on Saturday. Pollock was replaced on the bases by Andrew Vaughn, and left with what the team is calling “right hamstring tightness.”

Pollock suffered injuries to both hamstrings in 2021, so it’s possible that those injuries are bothering him once again. In addition, it’s a pretty cold day in Detroit, which could have compounded upon this injury. Pollock has been great in his first two games with the club, going 4-for-7 to start the season at the top of the lineup.

Whether it’s significant or not, Pollock joins a long list of White Sox players who are dealing with injures just two days into the 2022 season. An IL stint would have Pollock join Yoan Moncada, Lance Lynn, Garrett Crochet, Ryan Burr, and Lucas Giolito as players who have already been sidelined. Many teams may have issues with injuries this season due to the shortened spring training and ramp up period, and the White Sox have been victims of the bug early. Pollock is being evaluated, and the White Sox will certainly provide an update when more information is available.

Pollock, who was scheduled to go on paternity leave following the series, was going to miss time regardless. Should it be significant, right field at bats would figure to be divided between Andrew Vaughn, Gavin Sheets, and Adam Engel. Let’s hope the White Sox are getting the injury bug over-with early and get this team healthy for October.

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Aaron Sapoznik

Hopefully it’s a minor day-to-day issue. Pollock was going on a paternity leave following today’s game anyway. Tim Anderson will be back on Sunday after serving his 2-game suspension from late last season.

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