The AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox are 5-2 to start the 2022 MLB season and they've done so without third baseman Yoan Moncada. The 26-year-old has been sidelined to begin the campaign due to an oblique injury.
White Sox fans got some clarity on Saturday with manager Tony La Russa's latest injury update on Moncada. According to La Russa, while his third baseman has made some progress, there still isn't a timetable for his return.
Yoan Moncada Injury Update
White Sox News
La Russa told reporters that Moncada is still "experiencing discomfort" at certain times and will "have to be able to go full bore" before he's ready to be brought back.
After a disappointing 2020 campaign, Moncada bounced back in 2021 with 14 home runs and 61 RBIs in 520 at-bats across 144 games. His .263/.375/.412 slash line was also an improvement over the previous year (.225/.320/.385), leaving fans hoping that he could continue that trend this year.
Regardless, the White Sox continue looking like a World Series contender even without Moncada. They're currently tied with the Houston Astros for the third-best odds (+1000) to win the 2022 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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