Adolfo will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. This is a tough break for Adolfo, who underwent Tommy John surgery on the same elbow in July. The 22-year-old outfielder is expected to be fully healthy by spring training next year. According to James Fegan of The Athletic, Adolfo will receive a fourth option year for the missed time.
Adolfo was placed on the injured list at Double-A Birmingham with right elbow soreness Monday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Adolfo underwent Tommy John surgery on the same elbow in July, so there's potentially more of a worry here than with most similar injuries. The outfielder was hitting just .205/.337/.295 with a 37.9 percent strikeout rate in 23 games prior to the injury.
Adolfo was optioned to Double-A Birmingham on Wednesday. Adolfo got into a few major-league games this spring, going 3-for-11 at the plate. He'll earn a promotion after posting a strong .282/.369/.464 line in 79 games for High-A Winston-Salem last season.
Adolfo (elbow) is included in the White Sox lineup as the designated hitter for Saturday's Cactus League game versus the Rangers, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Adolfo underwent Tommy John surgery in July and likely won't be cleared for outfield duty this spring, but the elbow injury shouldn't hinder him at the dish. He resumed hitting in late January and has already received six at-bats during Cactus League play, recording two hits. Once spring training concludes, Adolfo will likely report to High-A Winston-Salem or Double-A Birmingham and serve as a full-time DH.
Adolfo (elbow) will get examined Friday in hopes of gaining clearance to serve as a designated hitter in games, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Adolfo resumed hitting in late January, started throwing a few weeks ago, and has been taking live batting practice over the last five days. The 22-year-old is recovering from Tommy John surgery in July, and Friday's visit to the doctor will hopefully provide some timeline for his return.