07-09-2004, 03:38 PM
Coming and going, the White Sox are still ruled by the disabled list. Frank Thomas isn't going to do his best Curt Schilling imitation; bone chips in his ankle are likely to put him on a surgeon's table. The surgery, while minor, would keep him out for six-to-eight weeks. In essence, the Sox swap Thomas for Magglio Ordonez. While the Sox had hoped to keep Ordonez on the shelf through the ASB, the Thomas injury forced their hand. Slipping a bit lately, the Sox are still in the thick of the AL Central. A healthy lineup down the stretch is a must to keep up with the deep Twins.