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Adam Dunn might not return for another five days because of strained right oblique muscle

Sep 9, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

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White Sox slugger Adam Dunn was not in the lineup Saturday, is not in the lineup Sunday and is not expected to return to action anytime soon.

Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Dunn “could miss another five days” as he continues to battle through a strained right oblique muscle. Which means that he’ll likely be out for the White Sox’ entire four-game series against the Tigers that is scheduled to get underway on Monday night.

‘‘He still has a strain, and it will be [at least] a couple days,’’ White Sox manager Robin Ventura told reporters on Saturday. ‘‘It’s when he [feels he’s] ready to go.’’

Dayan Viciedo is serving as Chicago’s designated hitter Sunday afternoon against the Royals.

Dunn, 32, is batting .208/.340/.485 with 38 homers and 88 RBI in 133 games played this season.

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