White Sox Lose Edwin Encarnacion, Nick Madrigal to Shoulder Injuries

Edwin Encarnacion (10) with Cleveland Indians in 2018. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/Shutterstock (9686094ab)

The Chicago White Sox were improbably hit with two separate shoulder injuries in their Tuesday night loss in their 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Both designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion and top prospect Nick Madrigal were forced out of the game due to shoulder problems suffered on separate plays.

Encarnacion departed after his second at-bat, complaining of left shoulder soreness that he suffered while swinging the bat. The team has not immediately announced a timetable for his return nor have they placed him on the injured list, as they are waiting to see how the injury heals.

The 37-year-old veteran has gotten off to a slow start for the South Siders this season, hitting only .200 with one home run.

Madrigal, on the other hand, got a bit more of a sombering diagnosis after he left the game after banging his shoulder on a slide. The team announced on Wednesday that Madrigal had suffered a separated left shoulder and that he will head to the injured list while he recovers.

The second baseman, one of the top prospects in baseball, had gotten called up to the Major Leagues on July 31st and was batting .291 until the injury forced him to leave Tuesday’s game.

Madrigal is expected to miss around a month of action, according to the White Sox.