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Jo Adell expected to miss 10-12 weeks with ankle, hamstring injuries

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Angels outfield prospect Jo Adell suffered a Grade 2 sprain of his right ankle and a Grade 1 hamstring strain during Saturday afternoon’s Cactus League game against the Cubs. The Angels note that a general timeline for recovery is 10-12 weeks.

Per MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Adell says he injured his hamstring on a first-to-third in the second inning Saturday. As he was pulling into third base, Adell rolled over his ankle.

Adell, 19, was selected by the Angels in the first round (10th overall) in the 2017 draft. He is, according to MLB Pipeline, the Angels’ No. 1 prospect and No. 15 overall across the league. He earned a promotion to Double-A Mobile at the end of July after batting .290/.345/.546 in 261 plate appearances with High-A Inland Empire.

Adell wasn’t likely to see his way to the majors this season before the injury. Missing two to three months will obviously hamper that possibility further.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.