2B - CWS
Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal is expected to be ready to play in Cactus League games by early March.
Madrigal is one week away from being fully complete with his rehabilitation. The second-year player out of Oregon State will look to build off a fantastic rookie season where he hit .340 across 29 games played.
White Sox 2B Nick Madrigal (shoulder) resumed baseball activities on Monday and plans to be ready for Opening Day.
Madrigal underwent a cleanup procedure on his shoulder back in October. It was an issue he played through during the season and the expectation is that he's 100 percent for the 2021 campaign. The 23-year-old rookie hit .340 this season, but it came with zero homers. Fantasy managers drafting Madrigal should expect a healthy batting average with minimal strikeouts but also minimal power.
Nick Madrigal underwent surgery on his left shoulder and will need 5-6 months of recovery time.
Madrigal missed time during the regular season with a separated shoulder but was able to play through it for a while. The 23-year-old rookie wound up hitting .340 in 29 games. He could be a major batting average asset if he can get healthy before the regular season begins. As it stands now Madrigal could miss the beginning of spring training.
Nick Madrigal went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a run scored in the White Sox 5-3 Wild Card Round loss to the A's on Wednesday.
Madrigal had a fine day at the plate but it was a fielding error in the bottom of the first inning that will most likely be remembered. With the bases-loaded and two outs, Matt Olson slapped a hard chopper to the right side of the infield. Madrigal was in position to field it as the shift was on but mishandled the ball, which allowed two-runners to score. The Sox would ultimately lose by two runs but the young second baseman shouldn't be the only one to blame as they left 20 runners on-base as a team.
Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal went 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI, and a steal in a 9-5 win over the Cubs on Saturday.
The rookie second baseman is putting the final touches on an excellent campaign. He is hitting .343 with eight runs, 11 RBI, and two steals.