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Chicago White Sox skipper Tony La Russa is hoping that closer Liam Hendriks (forearm) can return from the injured list for the team's next homestand, which begins next Monday against the Minnesota Twins. Hendriks felt good after his bullpen session on Monday and will throw a simulated game in San Francisco on Friday. The 33-year-old right-handed went on the injured list two weeks ago, but fantasy managers could have him back by next week. Hendriks should be rostered in all league's as the Pale Hose's closer when healthy, and he has 16 saves, a 2.81 ERA and 37 punch-outs in 25 2/3 innings pitched this year. Kendall Graveman should continue to work the ninth inning for the White Sox until Hendriks is deemed ready to return.
Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal (back) has begun taking swings off a tee. According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, Grandal's back pain has "subsided to some degree," but he still has hurdles to clear, most notably with his running. He has yet to begin running since landing on the injured list about two weeks back. Though one could also argue the 33-year-old has yet to begin running since the 2022 season began based on his 1st percentile sprint speed. Merkin reports that Grandal remains without a timetable for a rehab assignment, suggesting that fantasy managers can expect to be without his services for at least another few weeks.
The Chicago White Sox reinstated third baseman Yoan Moncada (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. The 27-year-old is batting .179 with a .230 on-base percentage and three home runs in 113 plate appearances so far this season. To make room for the veteran on the active roster, Chicago fellow infielder Lenyn Sosa to Triple-A. Sosa made his Major League debut for the club this season, collecting a double, two runs scored, and a walk in 13 plate appearances.
Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Kendall Graveman was able to escape during Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. First baseman Jose Abreu made two errors, which hurt, but luckily the White Sox had a three-run lead. Graveman was able to escape with his third save of the season. This was his first save since Liam Hendriks (forearm) went on the injured list. Fantasy managers should be able to trust Graveman in the closer role while Hendriks is sidelined.
Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada (hamstring) is expected to return on Tuesday, according to manager Tony La Russa. This was the expectation, but La Russa reiterated that Moncada is ready to play again. He has been sidelined since June 18 due to a right hamstring strain. The 27-year-old has struggled heavily at the plate, so hopefully he can turn it around. Fantasy managers should prepare for Moncada to be back in their lineups soon.