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White Sox prospect Jake Burger to miss all of 2018 with a ruptured Achilles tendon


That’s one of those headlines that tells the whole story, I suppose. Anyway: Burger tore his left Achilles tendon running out a ground ball against Oakland yesterday. The lesson: don’t run out ground balls, kid.

Burger was the Sox’ first round draft pick last year and, though he was not expected to make his big league debut this season, he is projected to be White Sox’ future third baseman.

He’ll have surgery later this week and be back at spring training a year from now. Tough break.

Daniel Murphy will miss the start of the season

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Daniel Murphy said today that he will not be ready for Opening Day and will start the year on the disabled list.

Murphy had microfracture knee surgery last October. While he has been able to take batting practice and field ground balls, his lateral movement is still limited. In his absence — which is not expected to last past mid-April or so — Howie Kendrick will get the bulk of the playing time at second base.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, smacked 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI in 2017.