Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Owens, CF; Fields, 3B; Thome, DH; Konerko, 1B; Erstad, LF; Dye, RF; Uribe, SS; Richar, 2B; Hall, C. Contreras pitching.
Jim Thome hit his 493rd career home run last night, tying Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 23rd all-time. Thome is attempting to become the 23rd player in major-league history to hit 500 home runs. Among the active players approaching the mark are Manny Ramirez (489) and Gary Sheffield (479).
From the Training Room
Joe Crede is home in Missouri continuing his back program without problems. He hopes to begin Phase II of his rehab process in early September, which entails a more aggressive and extensive workout regimen.
Pablo Ozuna is progressing well (he shagged fly balls during BP yesterday), with his focus on restoring the range of motion in his lower leg. He has been jogging and is working toward running. Ozuna took flips in the cage on Tuesday as well.
Luis Terrero is progressing well. He hopes to begin a minor league rehab assignment within the next week to play in two or three games before rejoining the Sox in early September.
Bobby Jenks has now retired 47 of the last 48 batters faced since 7/17 at Cleveland.
The Sox are now 5-1-1 in their last seven series against division foes.