White Sox place INF Elvis Andrus on 10-day IL with oblique injury

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CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox placed infielder Elvis Andrus on the 10-day injured list on Saturday with a strained left oblique.

The 34-year-old Andrus got hurt during his final at-bat in the eighth inning of Friday night’s 5-1 loss to Houston. He is batting .201 with a homer and 13 RBIs in 39 games this season.

There is no timetable for Andrus’ return.

“It’s even hard to evaluate that right now,” manager Pedro Grifol said. “You’ve got to wait a few days to see how it settles down and then see where he’s at. See how much pain there still is there and how he recovers. That’s going to be a slower process.”

Infielder/outfielder Romy Gonzalez was reinstated from the 10-day injured list. Gonzalez had been sidelined by right shoulder inflammation.

Hanser Alberto is expected to get most of the time at second base while Andrus is out. Gonzalez also could fill in at the spot.

Catcher Yasmani Grandal was slated to return Saturday night against Houston, but he was scratched. He left Thursday’s 4-3 loss at Kansas City because of right hamstring tightness.

Grifol said Grandal is still feeling the injury “a little bit,” and the manager wanted to be cautious.

“Especially with the off day on Monday,” Grifol said. “We’ll reassess it tomorrow. If he can play tomorrow, I might put him in there. If not, we’ll give him the extra 48 hours so he can be ready to go on Tuesday.”

Infielder Jake Burger was back in the White Sox clubhouse after playing two games in a rehab stint with Triple-A Charlotte. Burger had been sidelined by a strained left oblique, but he could be activated as soon as Sunday.

“I think it’s probably been four days where I fully felt like I could do everything,” Burger said. “Obviously progressed quicker than I felt like it was going to. I’m just happy to feel back to myself.”

Stanton, Donaldson, Kahnle activated by Yankees ahead of Dodgers series

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LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.

Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.

Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.

Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.

Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.

New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.

Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.