Chicago White Sox outfielder Billy Hamilton was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring, the team announced Thursday.
Hamilton, 30, sustained the injury after stealing third base during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s 8-4 loss against the Seattle Mariners. He scored on Yasmani Grandal’s bases-loaded walk before being replaced by Andrew Vaughn in left field.
Hamilton is batting .273 with one RBI and two runs scored in six games this season.
The loss of Hamilton is another setback to an ailing outfield, which is also without Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) and Adam Engel (hamstring).
Nick Williams was called up from Chicago’s alternate training site in Schaumburg and inserted into the starting lineup for Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.
Williams, 27, has batted .254 with 31 homers and 110 RBIs in 290 career games with the Philadelphia Phillies.
–Field Level Media