Groin injury puts White Sox RHP Velasquez on IL

by Daryn Albert - Righty Vince Velasquez is the latest White Sox player to go on the injured list as he has a strained left groin.

Groin injury puts White Sox RHP Velasquez on IL

Chicago White Sox RHP Vince Velasquez goes on IL with groin strain play Which teams outside of the top 12 can reach the playoffs? (4:23) Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers break down which teams outside of the top 12 can make a run to the playoffs, including the White Sox, the Braves and the Red Sox. (4:23) 5:19 PM ET Jesse RogersESPN Staff Writer Close Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. The injury bug has hit the Chicago White Sox once again as Friday night's scheduled starter, right-hander Vince Velasquez , was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left groin strain, the team announced on Friday afternoon. Rookie righty Davis Martin was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to take Velasquez's place on the roster and will start against the Tampa Bay Rays . Martin, 25, made his major league debut earlier this season, giving up just one run over five innings against the Kansas City Royals . The team also reinstated pitchers Dylan Cease and Kendall Graveman as they had to sit out a series in Toronto due to COVID-19 vaccine requirements. Editor's Picks Velasquez, 30, joins a long list of walking wounded for the White Sox which includes fellow righty Lance Lynn (knee). Lead-off man Tim Anderson (groin) is also on the injured list as the team has dropped its first three games of their road trip playing without their star shortstop. He is expected to be out three weeks. Eloy Jimenez (hamstring) is currently on a rehab assignment alongside Lynn while third baseman Yoan Moncada has been in and out of the lineup due to various ailments. The team also returned pitchers Jimmy Lambert and Kyle Crick to Triple-A after they filled in for Cease and Graveman while they were on the restricted list. The White Sox begin the day with a minus-55 run differential, second worst in the AL.