The Chicago White Sox’s outfielders Tommy Pham and Andrew Benintendi have started their injury-rehab assignments in Arizona. Pham is recovering from a sprained left ankle, while Benintendi is dealing with tendinitis in his left Achilles. Manager Pedro Grifol is optimistic about their return, possibly as early as this week.

If they don’t return in time for the Mariners series, they will join the team in Arizona for their upcoming series against the Diamondbacks. Pham, who is expected to be traded before the deadline, has been batting .280 with three home runs and three stolen bases. On the other hand, Benintendi, in the second year of a lucrative contract, has been struggling at the plate.

In other news, catcher Max Stassi will miss the rest of the season after undergoing hip surgery. Stassi, who was acquired in a trade last year, has not played a single game this season. The team will have to make adjustments in his absence.

In the recent game against the Mariners, right-hander Erick Fedde had a strong outing, pitching seven scoreless innings. However, the Mariners rallied in the late innings to secure an 8-4 victory. The Sox showed some promise with Luis Robert Jr. hitting a two-run homer, but it wasn’t enough to secure the win.

Looking ahead, the team is making some roster moves with right-hander Drew Thorpe set to make his major-league debut. Double-A catcher Edgar Quero has been performing exceptionally well, earning recognition as the Southern League player of the week. These young players will have a chance to make an impact and contribute to the team’s success.

As the season progresses, the White Sox will need all hands on deck to overcome challenges and secure crucial wins. The return of Pham and Benintendi will provide a much-needed boost to the team’s outfield depth. Fans are hopeful that these talented players will make a significant impact and help the team reach their full potential in the coming weeks.