PHOENIX – The White Sox announced on Thursday that second baseman Danny Richar has a stress fracture in the first rib on his left side and will be sidelined four to six weeks.
Richar cannot partake in any baseball activity while the injury heals, and in all likelihood will start the season out on the disabled list.
It hasn’t exactly been a great spring for Richar. First, he was delayed with visa problems, and once he did arrive, the back injury he suffered in the winter resurfaced.
He was finally sent for an MRI/CT Scan on Wednesday, with the club announcing the results of those tests before the game with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
With Richar out of the running for the starting second base job, that leaves Juan Uribe and Alexei Ramirez still battling … for now.
The Sox placed Uribe on waivers Wednesday, and according to a source, pulled him back off waivers on Thursday to work out a trade with at least one team that showed interest. Talks were still ongoing and there is a chance that the trade has already fallen apart, but even manager Ozzie Guillen insisted before the game, “get back to me tomorrow,’’ when asked about the ongoing Uribe saga.