White Sox SS Tim Anderson exits game with sprained ankle

Jack BaerYahoo Sports Contributor
<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/players/9897/" data-ylk="slk:Tim Anderson">Tim Anderson</a> had been having a career year for the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/teams/chi-white-sox/" data-ylk="slk:White Sox">White Sox</a>. (Getty Images)
Tim Anderson had been having a career year for the White Sox. (Getty Images)

One of MLB’s breakout seasons might have just come to a screeching halt.

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson exited Tuesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox after appearing to hurt his ankle while making a running throw to first base.

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Anderson eventually had to be helped off the field, placing no weight on his right side. He had been playing on a wet surface due to strong rain at Fenway Park.

The injury was reportedly diagnosed as an ankle sprain after X-rays came back negative. Anderson will be re-evaluated tomorrow, but a trip to the injured list seems likely at this point.

The 26-year-old Anderson was hitting .317/.342/.491 with 11 homers at the time of the injury, ranking fourth in the American League in batting average for a young White Sox squad.

A former top prospect, Anderson had finally started fulfilling his potential in his fourth year in the league after entering the season with a career .697 OPS.

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