Nick Madrigal, Edwin Encarnacion exit with shoulder injuries for White Sox

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Chicago White Sox lost both rookie second baseman Nick Madrigal and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion to left shoulder injuries during Tuesday's 3-2 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The 23-year-old Madrigal left the game in the third inning after he was thrown out trying to get from first to third on a single up the middle, while Encarnacion left the game in the sixth inning after injuring his left shoulder on a swing in the fourth inning.

Manager Rick Renteria said both had soreness in their left shoulders and will be reevaluated Wednesday.

The 23-year-old Madrigal is just five games into his major league career, hitting .294 with an RBI. He was selected by Chicago with the fourth overall pick in the 2018 draft after a standout career at Oregon State.

The 5-foot-8 Madrigal hit .311 with four homers and 55 RBIs in 120 games over three minor league stops last season, finishing the year at Triple-A Charlotte.

Encarnacion, 37, has a home run and two RBIs in eight games this season, hitting .200.

The White Sox also placed left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon on the 10-day injured list with shoulder soreness Tuesday. The injury caused Rodon to leave after only two innings Monday. Renteria says he's optimistic Rodon will return before the end of the season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.