CHICAGO — American League home run leader Carlos Quentin has a broken wrist, and the Chicago White Sox left fielder will undergo surgery Monday that could sideline him for the rest of the season.
Quentin was removed from the lineup before Tuesday’s game because of what the White Sox described then as a sore right forearm, and he hasn’t played since. The team said Friday that he was hurt during last Monday’s game at Cleveland.
A screw will be inserted into the wrist, and he will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks. Quentin is batting .288 with 36 homers and 100 RBI.
Quentin missed two games after he was hit on a forearm by Boston’s Josh Beckett on Aug. 11. When Quentin returned Aug. 14 and was plunked by Kansas City’s Kyle Davies, Quentin became the first player hit by a pitch in six straight games since at least 1920.
Quentin has been hit 20 times in all this year, the most in the American League.
Chicago said Quentin will be operated on by hand and wrist specialists Dr. Mark Cohen and Dr. John Fernandez along with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University.