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August 9, 2022 By David Suggs 0

White Sox star Tim Anderson reportedly is facing at least a month on the shelf after tearing a ligament in his hand.

The two-time All-Star has had an abject past month or so, posting a .257/.304/.324 slash line in July and hitting just .185 in six August games. Anderson is a player who relies on impressive contact skills to get on base frequently. He doesn't walk often and isn't known for driving the ball out the park, meaning the margins are very fine for Anderson to make significant contributions to the White Sox batting order.

Nonetheless, his injury is a huge loss for a Chicago team still loo atlanta braves gear near me king to cement its status in the postseason. With an expanded playoff field, the White Sox are in the thic atlanta braves jersey mens k of the hunt. However, an injury to a player as crucial as Anderson could spell disaster, especially with teams like the Orioles and Guardians surging.

Here's everything you need to know about Anderson's injury, including a timetable for his recovery and moves the White Sox might make in the meantime to make up for his absence.

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What is Tim Anderson's injury?

Anderson suf Gerrit Cole Yankees Jerseys fered a torn ligamen Carlos Correa Twins Jerseys t in his hand, per Bally Sports' Russell Dorsey.

According to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Anderson suffered the inju atlanta braves jersey black and gold Marcus Semien Rangers Jerseys ry checking his swing in his last at-bat in Chicago's 8-0 loss to the Rangers Saturday. Anderson flew home on Sunday to get his hand examined before getting the diagnosis.

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White Sox manager Tony La Russa told reporters before Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader that he had heard "nothing definite" about Anderson's status but was "definitely concerned." 

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How long will Tim Anderson be out?

Anderson is expected to miss four to six weeks due to his injury, according to Bally Sports. That comes with a bit of a caveat, though, as Anderson may need surgery to repair the issue.

Either way, the earliest White Sox fans can expect to see T.A. back is the beginning of September. If he is to take the full six weeks to recover, he isn't slated to return to Chicago's lineup until the end of Sept atlanta braves jersey ember.

Regardless, with Anderson out and Luis Robert only just returning from injury, the White Sox will need some strong performances from the supporting cast to seal their third straight appearance in the postseason.

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Who will replace Tim Anderson in the White Sox lineup?

The primary candidate to replace Anderson at the moment is Leury Garcia. Garcia is a clear minus player at the plate, po men atlanta braves jersey sting an OPS of just .522 this season (48 OPS+). He's a slightly bettMLB Accessorieser defender than Anderson, but neither are particularly great. Garcia does offer a similar profile to Anderson on the base paths. However, he has to get on base to make an impact, something he hasn't ever done particularly well in his career.

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There's a chasm in Chicago's leadoff spot without Anderson and it's unclear who could fill in for the former Silver Slugger winner in the meantime. Anderson was already slated to miss the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader as part of his two-game suspension for "bumping" into an umpire.

La Russa opted to give A.J. PolloMookie Betts ck leadoff duties in Tuesday's opener, perhaps a sign of things to come. Pollock has had some strong seasons throughout his 11-year career. But he's in the midst of the worst year since making it to the majors, batting just .238/.286/.354 in 325 plate appearances.

Chicago's going to need more of what Pollock produced last year (135 OPS+) to rally for yet another postseason appearance in 2022.