Dayan Viciedo, the White Sox slugging corner outfielder and third baseman was playing in a game against Texas today when he was hit in the hand with a pitch from Dave Bush in the 8th inning. Viciedo immediately dropped the bat and was assisted by trainers. He left the game immediately looking shaken up. A post-game X-ray has revealed a broken bone in his right thumb and he's expected to miss 3-4 weeks as the injury heals.
In the meantime, one would assume this helps make way for Lastings Milledge who the Sox signed to a Minor League deal this past off season. Viciedo has a .435 average this spring in 23 at-bats. Milledge is hitting .250 in 22 at-bats.