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Tim Anderson to IL; Danny Mendick Called Up

Team heartbeat will miss the home opener

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners
Though his injury is still considered minor and he tried to work through it with treatment in Seattle, Tim Anderson went on the 10-day IL on Wednesday.
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At midday on Wednesday the White Sox announced that shortstop Tim Anderson would got on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring.

Anderson injured himself running out his first at-bat on Sunday, and was considered doubtful for the Seattle series. While day-to-day in nature, the IL can be retroactive to Monday and would get Anderson back with the club as soon as the next club road trip beginning April 16, if not the tail end of the coming homestand.

There had been hope Anderson would bounce back fast and perhaps even play the finale of the Seattle series today, if not the home opener on Thursday. Manager Tony La Russa even acknowledges that Anderson really wanted to be back and was working hard to return.

Danny Mendick, the last cut of spring training after the White Sox signed the currently milk-cartoned Jake Lamb to a major league deal, is up from the Schaumburg alternate site to replace Anderson on the roster. With Leury García expected to cover injury gaps in right field, left field and shortstop, Mendick will provide key depth at third, short, second and possibly left field.

So far this season Anderson is 3-for-15 with a home run, RBI and three runs scored in four games.