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Adam Dunn may be sidelined until the weekend

Apr 11, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT

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Adam Dunn continues to take batting practice following his emergency appendectomy, but Scott Merkin of MLB.com hears that it’s increasingly possible that he’ll be sidelined until the weekend.

“Yeah, when he tells me he’s ready to go, I am going to give him an extra day,” White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. “He talked to me yesterday. Every time he’s running, he’s uncomfortable there.

“We better wait to see how he’s running the bases a little bit. Very cautious for us. Obviously the pain is going to be there. How much he is going to tolerate, that is the question.”

Dunn was out of Monday’s lineup against the Athletics and assuming Guillen sits him tomorrow, he’ll at least be sidelined through Wednesday. The White Sox have a scheduled off-day Thursday, so they might very well push his return back to Friday’s series opener against the Angels.

Dunn went 4-for-14 with a home run, a double and five RBI over the first four games of the season before undergoing the procedure in the wee hours of the morning last Wednesday.

  1. cur68 - Apr 11, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    Guess those Wolverine-like healing powers aren’t going so well for the Mule. Pity. I was looking forward to his defense.

  2. banksatdixie - Apr 12, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    Luckily for him the more games he misses, the better chance that the season strikeout record is safe.

    • Alex K - Apr 12, 2011 at 8:50 AM

      Mark Reynolds strongly disagrees that the strikeout record is safe!

      • banksatdixie - Apr 12, 2011 at 11:20 AM

        Well played, Mauer….

  3. wurst2first - Apr 12, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    “Every time he’s running, he’s uncomfortable there.”

    Running?! He’s Adam Dunn! Which one of the Three True Outcomes requires running anyway? Running’s for suckers, man.

  4. joistonstuff - Apr 12, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Dunn is in the starting lineup tonight, per Tribune’s Mark Gonzales.

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