Manager Rick Renteria said Wednesday that his injured third baseman will head out for a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte.
"You see him out there running, and he's looking really good," Renteria said before Wednesday's game. "Yesterday was a really good day. He didn't complain about anything. He'll be going out to Charlotte to conitnue his rehab and play in a couple games, and then we'll see where we're at."
Moncada has been on the injured list for the entirety of the month of August, his last game coming July 30 against the New York Mets, when he departed in the first inning with a hamstring strain. He's been working his way back ever since.
Moncada's return would certainly be a welcome one for the White Sox. He's been the team's best hitter this season, with a .301/.358/.535 slash line to go along with 20 home runs and 59 RBIs.
The White Sox have emerged, somewhat, from the disastrous 4-16 start to the second half, with seven wins in their last 12 games. But despite solid pitching, runs have still been difficult to come by, the White Sox outscored by an 18-9 margin in the first five games of the current homestand against the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros.
So getting Moncada's bat back into the lineup would obviously be welcome.