Calf bruise scratches Dunn from White Sox lineup

Calf bruise scratches Dunn from White Sox lineup
May 6, 2014, 11:15 pm
Share This Post

Adam Dunn was a late scratch from the White Sox lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, as he wasn't able to move around enough to play left field after suffering a right calf bruise in the ninth inning of Monday night's game at Wrigley Field.

"Last night I didn’t know how bad it was and today it was sore and I thought it would loosen up and it never did," Dunn said after the White Sox 5-1 win Tuesday. "I’m not going to go out there in left field and make a complete and total jackass of myself by not being able to move."

[MORE: White Sox bullpen does a 180 from early-season struggles]

Dunn, who was replaced by Moises Sierra (who went 4-4 in the game), expects to be back in the White Sox lineup Wednesday at DH. He pinch hit in the eighth inning Tuesday and grounded out, though had he got on base manager Robin Ventura said he would've been replaced by a pinch runner.

"It’ll be good tomorrow," Dunn said. "... Obviously it’ll give me a lot more time to get it loose as well. It’s no big deal."