Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier suffered an injury to his mouth on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers after heading into the crowd in an attempt to a catch a foul ball. However, he will return to the lineup quickly.

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Frazier Comments on Injury and Return

Thursday, May 12

“I felt my tongue go through my bottom lip,” Frazier said on Wednesday, per Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. “So I ran off as quick as I could.”

Frazier Crucial to White Sox Offense 

After experiencing a career year in which he hit 35 home runs, drove in 89 runs and won the Home Run Derby, the Cincinnati Reds traded Frazier in the offseason to the White Sox in a three-team trade.

One thing that helped him become a star was his exhibition of power to all parts of the field at the smaller Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Another was his ability to stay on the field. He played over 150 games in each of the past three seasons.

This year at the bigger U.S. Cellular Field, Frazier was showing no signs of losing any power, as he hit his 11th homer of the season in the fourth inning against the Rangers before injuring himself.

The White Sox put Carlos Sanchez in at third base to replace Frazier. The 23-year-old has played sparingly this season and owns a .226/.268/.319 career slash line.


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