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Sox non-committal on Abreu return date
White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, who was lifted after a fifth-inning at bat from Saturday’s loss to the Astros due to soreness in his left ankle, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.
Abreu spent the day in Chicago undergoing tests and being fitted for a walking boot.
The team announced Sunday morning that Abreu was suffering from posterior tibia tendinitis, but general manager Rick Hahn later acknowledged that additional, or more serious, diagnoses haven’t been rules out.
“At this point, we’re going to have another MRI just to make sure we’re being as diligent as possible in ruling out any other potential issues in there,” Hahn said. “It would be pure speculation right now to guess that it’s something more serious.”
Hahn also was non-commital in regard to a return date for the American League’s leader in home runs and runs batted in.
“I dislike speculating on return time frames,” he said. “Obviously, we tried to do that with Chris [Sale] and sometimes recovery takes a little bit longer than anticipated.”
Manager Robin Ventura addressed the intense, driven Abreu’s emotional state.
“He’s upset [because] he wants to play and he understands what he means to our lineup and our team and how well he’s been doing,” Ventura said. “So it’s tough. For him, this is the first time something like this has happened.
“But it’s time to take care of him, too.”