White Sox’ Nick Madrigal out for season

White Sox’ Nick Madrigal out for season

Chicago White Sox’s Nick Madrigal (1) favors his right foot as he is helped off the field by third base coach Joe McEwing (47) and members of the medical staff during the seventh inning of the team’s baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) | AP Photos

Second baseman has surgery to repair torn hamstring

White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the proximal tendon tears in his right hamstring and will be out for the remainder of the season, the team announced.

The procedure was performed by doctors Nik Verma and Shane Nho at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Madrigal is expected to be without restrictions by spring 2022.

Madrigal suffered the injury running out a ground ball in a game against Blue Jays Wednesday. The Sox said the following day that surgery was a possibility and expected him to miss most of the season, at the least, even without.

Madrigal batted .305 with two homers, 10 doubles, four triples, 21 RBI and 30 runs scored over 54 games this season, his second with the Sox. He ranked sixth in the American League in average at the time of the injury and batted .365/.420/.568 over his last 20 games.

Danny Mendick has been the primary replacement in Madrigal’s absence.