More bad news for White Sox fans, as White Sox prospect Dane Dunning has been sidelined with forearm discomfort. The hits just keep coming for the White Sox. Fans haven’t gotten the bad taste out of their mouths after the Manny Machado signing, and now Dunning is out.
White Sox Prospect Dane Dunning Injured
Dunning is dealing with forearm discomfort, which is extremely disappointing as Dunning will miss key development time. As reported by NBC Sports Chicago’s Chuck Garfien, Dane Dunning will be evaluated and the team will update us in the future.
White Sox announce that Dane Dunning is dealing with forearm discomfort. He’s being evaluated. Team will update over the coming days when more is known.
— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) February 26, 2019
Obviously, the big red flag here is Tommy John surgery. This would add yet another roadblock for this rebuilding White Sox team. Dunning is currently the No. 80 prospect in all of baseball. However, he was not invited to the big league spring training camp this year.
This was to give him a chance to ease back into things after having his season cut short last summer due to another forearm injury. This is even more disappointing because it’s already the second injury to a White Sox prospect this spring. Outfielder Luis Alexander-Basabe broke a bone in his hand last week.
The String of Injuries
The Southsiders can’t seem to catch a break with their prospects at the moment. Going all the way back to the 2016 draft, potential future closer Zack Burdi needed Tommy John surgery. In 2017, Third basemen Jake Burger ruptured his Achilles during spring training.
Last season outfielder Luis Robert dealt with a series of injuries that limited his time in the minors. Another outfield prospect Micker Adolfo also needed to get Tommy John after initially thinking he could avoid surgery. Alec Hansen saw his performance drop after dealing with quite a few shoulder issues. Then, of course, there is the Michael Kopech injury. He got Tommy John last September and will be out all of 2019.
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