White Sox’ Viciedo breaks thumb
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN Staff Reporter March 10, 2011 2:58PM
Dayan Viciedo fractured his right thumb in the White Sox Cactus League game against the Texas Rangers. | AP
Updated: March 10, 2011 5:04PM
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo will miss the next three-to-four weeks after fracturing his right thumb in the Sox’ Cactus League game against the Texas Rangers.
Viciedo was hit by a pitch from Rangers right-hander Dave Bush in the eighth inning.
Viciedo, who was converting to right field from third base, was having an exceptional spring. He went into the game batting .476 (10-for-21) and had made three very good plays in right.
When asked Wednesday if any player in particular has impressed him during spring training, manager Ozzie Guillen did not hesitate.
“So far? There’s only one guy, that’s Viciedo,’’ Guillen said. “Everybody else, I expect them to do [well]. I expect [Chris] Sale to be Sale, [Sergio] Santos to be Santos. We’ve got a lot of guys playing well, but Viciedo is the one that’s stood out in my mind.’’
Viciedo appeared to be headed to AAA, though, because the Sox would prefer him to play every day in the minors rather than play part-time with the big-league club.