Chilling injury to Cuban player in Chicago

CLEVELAND-. Cuban Yoán Moncada, of the Chicago White Sox, had to receive help to leave the field after injuring his left hip in the second inning of Tuesday's game.

The Cuban third baseman was running to first base after hitting a ground ball when he dropped shortly before reaching the base.

As Moncada complained of pain and lay on the ground, Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor tried to comfort him until one of Chicago's kinesiologists approached.

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Moncada remained down for several minutes before he was helped to his feet and headed to the dugout and later to the clubhouse.

The White Sox indicated that Moncada suffered a left abductor strain and will be reevaluated this Wednesday.

Before the game, White Sox manager Pedro Grifol indicated that the Cuban had been having problems in recent days with a persistent adductor injury and was receiving treatment. However, he stated that he did not believe the injury would keep him out of action.

This is the latest injury for a weakened White Sox that does not have Cuban outfielder Luis Robert Jr. (hip flexor) or Dominican slugger Eloy Jiménez (abductor).

Moncada singled in the first inning and Chicago, which was 1-9 with 16 runs, scored five times off Cleveland's Logan Allen.

Nicky Lopez replaced Moncada at second base in the bottom of the second inning.

Moncada had a .260 average, with 11 home runs and 40 RBIs in 92 games last season.