Delmonico will be shut down from all activities for 3-to-4 weeks while recovering from shoulder inflammation.
Delmonico missed the last two games of the regular season with a shoulder injury, and now he will give it some rest before resuming activities without any restrictions. The 25-year-old should be good to go long before the beginning of spring training, so this doesn't warrant much long-term concern, barring any setbacks. During the 2017 season, Delmonico slashed .262/.373/.482 with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 43 big-league games.
Delmonico (shoulder) returned to Chicago and is therefore unlikely to play again this season, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.
The team has not said that his season is over, but considering the White Sox have nothing left to play for, it would be odd for Delmonico to hop on another plane just to get back to Cleveland for Sunday's season finale. As an unheralded 25-year-old rookie offering surprising production (.262/.373/.482 with nine home runs in 166 plate appearances), Delmonico makes for a difficult offseason evaluation. If he continues to hit in 2018, he should get all the at-bats he can handle, but it would not be surprising for his production to take a significant dip as the book gets out on him.
Delmonico (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.
Delmonico was forced to exit Friday's contest with a strained left shoulder injury, and will remain out of the lineup while Rymer Liriano picks up a start in his place. There has been no word on the status of Delmonico at this point, although the club is expected to provide an update prior to Saturday's affair.
Delmonico went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Angels.
Delmonico put the finishing touch on the game when he blasted a two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to walk off with the win. It was his ninth homer in 41 games. The 25-year-old Delmonico was known as a utility infielder in the minors, but has helped stabilize a rotating cast of left fielders since the White Sox traded Melky Cabrera. The White Sox have added several outfield prospects during this past year of rebuilding, but none will be ready for a full-time job to start 2018. As such, Delmonico will be given an opportunity to earn a starting job next spring.
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