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White Sox SS Nick Madrigal has surgery on hamstring, done for 2021 season

The White Sox will not have their starting shortstop for the foreseeable future.

Nick Madrigal #1 of the Chicago White Sox runs out an RBI single during the third inning of game two of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 31, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

UPDATE: The White Sox announced on Tuesday that Madrigal had surgery on his right hamstring tear and will miss the rest of this season. But he will not have any restrictions next spring in 2022.

The Chicago White Sox announced on Thursday afternoon that they’ve placed infielder Nick Madrigal on the 60-day injured list with a right hamstring tear. Madrigal suffered the injury in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night. To replace the young second baseman on the roster, the White Sox have called up outfielder Brian Goodwin from Triple-A Charlotte.

In 24 games with Charlotte, the 30-year-old Goodwin is slugging .244 with 3 HRs and 11 RBI. As for Madrigal, he was off to another hot start for White Sox and appeared to building off what he did last season. Madrigal was hitting .305 with 2 HRs and 21 RBI in 54 games this season.

With Madrigal now on the shelf for an extended period of time, it adds another notable name to the White Sox’s injured list. Before the regular season began, Chicago lost OF Eloy Jimenez to a season-ending pectoral injury and was placed on the 60-day IL. The team also lost second-year outfielder Luis Robert to a hip injury in May and he too was placed on the 60-day IL.