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White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal out for 2021 season after hamstring surgery

by Joe Binder

The White Sox announced this afternoon that second baseman Nick Madrigal underwent successful surgery to repair the proximal tendon tears in his right hamstring.

The procedure was performed by Drs. Nik Verma and Shane Nho today at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The surgery officially sidelines Madrigal for the remainder of the 2021 season, though the team says he is expected to be without restrictions by spring 2022.

Madrigal, 24, suffered the injury last Wednesday against Toronto when trying to beat out a ground ball to third base. At the time, he was hitting .305 (61-for-200) with 10 doubles, four triples, two home runs, 21 RBI and 30 runs scored over 54 games this season. Madrigal, who ranked sixth in the American League in average, was batting .365/.420/.568 (27-74) over his last 20 games – making this loss especially hurt.

Ever since he went down, the White Sox have primarily used Danny Mendick to fill the void at second base. While we’ll continue to see him and Leury Garcia up the middle for the time being, it’s becoming increasingly likely that the organization will make a trade in the not-so distant future. Just expect for any move to hurt a little, since with each injury comes lost leverage for the team.

We’ll continue to provide additional updates here and on our social media @SoxOn35th as they become available.


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