White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal has a proximal hamstring tear, general manager Rick Hahn said Thursday, landing the hot-hitting rookie on the 60-day injured list.
Surgery is a possibility, Hahn said. Madrigal has a complete tear of a tendon connected to the right hamstring and a partial tear of another tendon. It will be a week before a path to Madrigal’s recovery can be determined.
“We’re exploring options. Our doctors are talking to specialists about the treatment protocol, which could potentially include season-ending surgery,” Hahn said. “Or at the other extreme, maybe simply rest and rehabilitation as the hamstring heals.”
Outfielder Brian Goodwin was called up from Triple-A Charlotte. Danny Mendick was in the lineup at second base for Thursday’s game against the Blue Jays, and Leury Garcia will assume some of the second base duties in Madrigal’s absence, Hahn said.
It’s the latest in a series of impactful injury blows to the Sox, who are playing without left fielder Eloy Jimenez (torn pectoral muscle), center fielder Luis Robert (hip flexor strain), and pitcher Michael Kopech (hamstring), as well as outfielder Billy Hamilton (oblique).
“What we’re dealing with is a first place team that has overcome numerous challenges already this season,” Hahn said.
In any case, Madrigal will be inactive for six weeks and out for a matter of months, quite possibly for the season.
Madrigal, a No. 4 overall draft pick in 2018, was batting .305/.349./425 and was…