Adam Rosenberg, of MLB.com, reports the Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Carlos Quentin (foot) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 29, with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, May 26.
In a related move, the team activated outfielder Dewayne Wise (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list and recalled him from Triple-A Charlotte.
Quentin has been dealing with pain in his left heel for several weeks and was hoping to avoid a trip to the DL. He aggravated his foot Monday, May 25, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim while running out a first-inning double. Quentin has been in and out of the lineup, missing six games in the process.
He is batting .229 with eight home runs and 20 RBIs in 38 games this year.
With Quentin on the shelf, look for outfielders Brian Anderson, Scott Podsednik - who has essentially already been filling in for Quentin - and Wise to receive more opportunities.
Anderson recently returned from a DL stint himself and is batting .274 with one home run and six RBIs in 84 at-bats. He looks like a decent option for your AL-only fantasy lineup, but he provides little upside for power, average or stolen bases.
Podsednik is hitting .282 with five RBIs and three stolen bases in 85 at-bats. He has played regularly recently thanks to Quentin's woes and has batted .264 with three steals in 53 at-bats in the leadoff spot. Observers have credited him with providing a spark to the White Sox offense recently. If you're desperate for steals, especially in AL formats, you should give him a look. Given his recent track record, though, his bat may not keep him in the lineup.
Wise is hitting just .238 with no RBIs in 21 at-bats. He's unlikely to have any value.
Quentin has struggled to find consistency while battling plantar fasciitis in his foot and a hand injury earlier this year. However, his foot injury does not appear to be too serious, and he could be fitted with special shoes upon his return. Fantasy owners of Quentin should not panic. Stash him on a DL spot, if you have one available, for now.
About Keith Hernandez
Keith, an editor with KFFL, joined the team as a Hot off the Wire analyst in 2008 and has been playing fantasy sports since 2005. He is involved in MLB, NFL and NASCAR content. He graduated from the University of California-San Diego in 2005 with a B.A. in Communications and was a four-year starter as a member of the baseball program.
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