Chicago White Sox third baseman and Team Cuba star Yoan Moncada was part of a nasty collision with a teammate in the outfield during the semifinal of the World Baseball Classic against the United States on Sunday night.
Cuba, who lost the affair 14-2, had to play a portion of the game without Moncada, one of their best players, because of the injuries suffered from the collision.
Thankfully, the oft-injured Moncada should be fine going forward.
“The #WhiteSox checked in with Yoan Moncada: He has a bruised rib. He was examined for a possible concussion, but was cleared. He’ll be back with the White Sox early this week,” Bob Nightengale tweeted.
The #WhiteSox checked in with Yoan Moncada:
He has a bruised rib. He was examined for a possible concussion, but was cleared. He'll be back with the White Sox early this week. https://t.co/WApEQrgLI9
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 20, 2023
The White Sox are, therefore, confirming the initial diagnosis and prognosis of the Cuban team, as they also said he would be fine after examining him.
The pale hose didn’t want to take any chances, though.
He is expected to join the White Sox in Arizona in their training camp in the upcoming days.
Moncada led Cuba on their quest to their first WBC title, hitting a strong .435/.519/.739 with a homer, four doubles, and a 1.258 OPS.
He had ten hits in six games during the tournament and was everything Cuba had hoped and more.
It’s safe to say the Cubans exceeded expectations, but they did look overmatched in the semifinal against the United States.
Moncada will try to stay healthy and leave 2022 behind.
Last season, he finished with a lousy – for his standards – .626 OPS with the White Sox.
He has too much talent to struggle like this for a full campaign, and Chicago needs him at his best to reach its objectives.NEXT: Lance Lynn Lands A Special Honor For Team USA