Fireworks on the Fourth
Tuesday, July 4, 2006, 2:41 pm
Pods, LF; Cintron, 2B; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Uribe, SS; Anderson, CF. Contreras pitching.
Tadahito Iguchi was sitting on a table in the trainer’s room with stim attached to his wrapped and sore left ankle.
"It is feeling better today," Iguchi told me through his interpreter, Ryan McGuire. "As soon as I can, I am going to be back in the lineup."
Iguchi sprained his ankle as he tumbled over right fielder Jermaine Dye last night. Iguchi made the catch as his ankle twisted under Dye’s falling body.
"We have him on a rehab routine of ice, stimulation and ultrasound," said Head Trainer Herm Schneider. "Sprains are on a scale of mild to moderate to severe. In Tad’s case, this is a one plus sprain, which means it falls between mild and moderate.
"As soon as he can move and handle the pain, he can be back on the field," said Schneider, who indicated it should only be a matter of days. "With sprains, the swelling sometimes lingers but he should be back soon."
The White Sox episode of The All-Star Big Break debuts tonight on the Golf Channel (9:30 pm CT on The Golf Channel).
Filmed in Tucson this spring at Starr Pass Golf Course, the show pits our coaches (Kenny, Ozzie, Harold and Rock) against players (Dye, Podsednik, AJ and Gar).
The entire team sat around the television in the clubhouse earlier today watching the competition. As you can imagine, there was quite a bit of bragging, at least by one team.
Highlights of the show include an Ozzie Guillen putt, a dramatic shot by Williams and deep drives by Jermaine Dye. Tune in tonight to see all the action.
Dustin Hermanson is very close to beginning a rehab assignment in the low minors.
Keep voting for AJ as the 32nd Man. Our campaign is in full swing. Voting closes at 5 pm on Thursday, and you can vote as many times as you want (we are told).
Vote, vote, vote and vote again …