Dayan Viciedo injury: White Sox OF exits with oblique strain

Tom Szczerbowski

White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo has been placed on the 15-day DL with an oblique injury.

UPDATE: The White Sox placed outfielder Dayan Viciedo on the disabled list Saturday, the team has announced. Viciedo strained his oblique on a swing and miss of pitch in the eighth inning of Thursday's match-up against the Blue Jays, and was initially optimistic that the injury would not lead to a DL trip.

The ChiSox have recalled outfielder Blake Tecotte from Triple-A to fill Viciedo's roster spot.

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ORIGINAL: Chicago White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo exited last night's contest with what's being described as a left oblique strain. While obliques have been known to sideline players for significant stretches, Viciedo told reporters -- including Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago -- that he doesn't expect the injury to require a trip to the disabled list.

Viciedo sustained the injury while swinging hard and missing on a pitch in the eight inning of last night's contest against the Toronto Blue Jays. He was in obvious pain, as the strain caused him to drop to one knee. He met with manager Robin Ventura and the team's trainer before being lifted from the game.

The White Sox have announced that Viciedo will be reevaluated today. Ventura said lifting the slugger was an easy decision after seeing the way he went down. While Viciedo is expected to be sidelined for at least one game due to the injury, he doesn't expect to hit the DL. This could certainly change after further testing, as Viciedo admits that he can feel the injury when he breathes hard.

Prior to the injury, Viciedo had been hitting .229/.229/.417 with three doubles and two home runs over 48 plate appearances this season.

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