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Yoan Moncada exits Thursday with hand injury vs. Twins

The 26-year-old third baseman tried to slide into third base, but instead took an awkward slide in the third inning.

Yoan Moncada #10 of the Chicago White Sox grabs his wrist after sliding into third base during the third inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 01, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada suffered a hand injury trying to slide into third base in Thursday’s game against the Twins. Moncada was replaced by rookie Andrew Vaughn.

It was initially reported by Vinny Duber of NBC Sports Chicago that Moncada exited the game with a wrist issue. However, the White Sox TV broadcast said that it was right hand bruise for Moncada. But at any rate, not having the third baseman in the lineup is not great news for Sox.

Before leaving the game, Moncada was 2-for-2 at the plate against Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios. This season, the 26-year-old is slashing .280/.403/.797 with 5 HRs and 35 RBI. As of right now, we don’t know if Moncada will be out for an extended period of time. But if you are the White Sox, you cannot afford to not have Moncada. This season, the Sox have already lost Nick Madrigal, Luis Robert, and Eloy Jimenez to significant injuries.