Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu injured his face and knee after colliding hard with Kansas City third baseman Hunter Dozier on the first base line in the opener of a doubleheader Friday. Shortly after both players left the game, the White Sox announced Abreu had suffered a facial contusion and laceration. The Royals said Dozier had a bruised quadricep and neck discomfort.
The Kansas City Royals are a ball club in a state of flux going into May: their hot start in April where they once had the best record in baseball has since gone tepid. Going into Friday, they’ve lost their last 11 games. They’re still packed to the brim with talent, and sit third place in the AL Central, 6.5 games behind the Good Guys.
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