Oblique Injury Shelves Teahen


Mark Teahen of the Chicago White Sox has been placed on the team’s 15 day DL due to a strained oblique.  Teahen has been dealing with the pain for over a week, and the team has decided to make a roster move to allow him time to recover.

Teahen has played all over for the White Sox, starting games in left and right field as well as third and first base.  While the 29 year old has afforded the team roster flexibility, his numbers at the plate have tailed off of late.

Teahen put up a line of .282/.378/.410 in April but has been awful in May, only managing to hit .071/.133/.071 this month.  The team hopes that his nosedive at the plate has something to do with this injury he has been playing through.

To replace Teahen, Chicago has called up former prospect phenom Dallas McPherson.  Back in 2005, Baseball America ranked McPherson as the minor’s 12th overall prospect.

While McPherson has maintained a line of .293/.378/.579 in the minors, the 30 year old has not been able to break through with a ML club.  McPherson’s last stint with a big league team came with the Florida Marlins in 2008, when he only appeared in 11 games.