Chris Sale will be sidelined for three weeks with foot fracture

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UPDATE: The White Sox just announced that Chris Sale suffered an avulsion fracture of his right foot and will be sidelined three weeks. According to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said that he suffered the injury unloading something off the back of his truck yesterday.

It sounds like it could have been a lot worse, but Sale’s status for Opening Day is in question at the moment. We should know more after the swelling in his foot subsides.

1:01 p.m. ET: Here’s some concerning news out of White Sox camp about ace left-hander Chris Sale, courtesy of Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com:

The White Sox loaded up over the winter with additions of Jeff Samardzija, Melky Cabrera, Adam LaRoche, and David Robertson, among others, so potentially losing Sale for a significant period of time would be a tough blow. We’ll pass along more information as soon as it’s made available. In the meantime, cross your fingers, White Sox fans.

José Ramírez has a broken hamate bone, likely out for the year

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José Ramírez had to leave last night’s game against the Royals in the middle of his first-inning after he injured his wrist on a swing. This morning the Indians determined that he has a fractured right hamate bone. He has been placed in the Injured List and his season is almost certainly over.

Ramírez started the season slowly, but in the past two months he had turned it on to help fuel Cleveland’s surge. He hit .320/.340/.680 with nine homers and 25 driven in in July and was hitting .321/.372/.705 with six homers and 20 driven this month. Basically, he’s been a better version of the Ramírez who won the Silver Slugger Award and came in third in the MVP balloting in 2018.

The Indians have called up Yu Chang to take Ramírez’s spot on the roster. He and Mike Freeman will likely get most of the reps at third base going forward.

Just a tremendous loss for the Indians.