The White Sox didn’t want to guarantee Manny Machado $300 million, so the star free agent chose to sign a deal with the Padres instead. And if Kenny Williams and Rick Hahn trying to explain why they fell short wasn’t even more infuriating, there’s another piece of bad news for the White Sox.
Outfield prospect Luis Basabe is out of action for 4-6 weeks and won’t play for a while after breaking a bone in his hand during batting practice on Monday. Hahn revealed the news during his media session on Tuesday.
More lovely news from #WhiteSox:
OF prospect Luis Basabe suffered a broken hamate bone in right hand yest in BP … surgery tmrw in Chicago. Out 4-6 weeks. Back to baseball in 12 weeks.
— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) February 19, 2019
Luis Basabe suffered a broken hamate bone in his right hand yesterday in batting practice. Surgery tomorrow in Chicago. Out for 4-6 weeks. Expected to play again in 12 weeks.
— James Fegan (@JRFegan) February 19, 2019
The 22-year-old outfielder was part of the Chris Sale trade with the Red Sox. In 2018, Basabe slashed .258/.354/.445, in 119 games at Single and Double-A.
Sox trade Sale to start rebuild. Four players in return to build around, and the promise of spending in free agency.
FAST FORWARD TO TODAY
Lose on Machado
Kopech out for year
Moncada moved to 3rd to help him focus
Basabe broken hand
Diaz is alive I think
— Write Sox (@WriteSox) February 19, 2019