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Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Engel went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's victory versus the Toronto Blue Jays. Eaton returned to the White Sox last weekend and he has started three of the four games that he has been eligible for. Eaton is more known for his defense and can remain on the waiver wire in all formats for now.
Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a walk and two-run home run in Thursday's victory versus the Toronto Blue Jays. Grandal hasn't had many hits this year, but he has been drawing plenty of walks and has shown power when he has made contact. The veteran is now hitting .160 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI. Grandal remains a good source of power behind the plate for managers that can deal with the poor batting average.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel improved to 5-1 with a strong performance in Thursday's victory. Keuchel tossed six frames and allowed six hits, two runs, two walks and struck out eight. The lefty recorded his season high in strikeouts and it was just the third time this season he had five or more K's in a game. The lefty now owns a 4.14 ERA with a matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Keuchel is best served in deeper leagues in favorable matchups.
Chicago White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech (hamstring) will resume throwing side sessions in the coming days and could throw a simulated game in the near future as well. General manager Rich Hahn said the team wants to see how Kopech's side sessions go before deciding on whether he'll need to go on a minor league rehab assignment. The 25-year-old was having an excellent season before he landed on the injured list with a strained left hamstring. Kopech was sporting a 1.72 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with 45 strikeouts and 11 walks in 31 1/3 innings pitched over 14 outings (three starts). The good news is that Kopech could be back from the injured list sooner than later, as long as he doesn't have a setback once he gets back on the mound.
Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal (hamstring) was placed on the 60-day injured list on Thursday with a proximal tear of his right hamstring, the team announced on Twitter. In a corresponding move, the White Sox purchased the contract of outfielder Brian Goodwin from Triple-A Charlotte. Madrigal suffered the injury while running to first base in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game, and now he will be out until the beginning of August at the very earliest. Add in a rehab assignment, and it's entirely possible Madrigal will not return until late August or early September. This is yet another blow to a White Sox squad that has been plagued with injuries this season, as they now lose their rising star second baseman who was slashing .305/.349/.425 with two homers, 21 RBI and 30 runs over 54 games this year. At this point, managers may as well drop Madrigal, as he will not provide much value outside of average and OBP upon his return assuming he does return this year.