Tim Anderson Not in Lineup for Second Straight Game

Isaiah De Los Santos
Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson isn't in the lineup for the second straight game.
Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson isn't in the lineup for the second straight game. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is in the middle of an impressive season. He has been a dependable source of production while Chicago has battled injuries this year, and his standout play is a huge reason why they're considered one of the favorites to win the World Series.

However, Anderson is out of the lineup again on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, which is slightly troubling.

Tim Anderson Injury Update

The usually-present Anderson isn't suiting up for the series finale against Tampa Bay due to "wear and tear," according to manager Tony La Russa. The star shortstop went 3-for-6 on Friday, including the game-tying home run in the ninth, but that's the only game he's played in this series.

Anderson also took a seat on Aug. 19 in the final game of the series against the Oakland Athletics, so that's three missed contests over his team's last four. La Russa doesn't seem worried at all, though, so that should be a sigh of relief. Chicago is running away in the AL Central race and they likely want to keep Anderson fresh as October baseball approaches.

The White Sox own the third-best odds to win the World Series at +650, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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