With one out in the second inning of Tuesday’s game between the White Sox and Guardians, Moncada crumbled while running down the first-base line, where he ended up landing in front of the base. By the time Grifol reached the field, Moncada was writhing on the ground, and Grifol knew that his third baseman’s season had changed.

Grifol and his staff now have to plan out what the future looks like without Moncada. On Thursday, he was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left adductor strain, and the team announced that his estimated recovery time is three to six months. The White Sox recalled outfielder Oscar Colás from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move.

Moncada declined to speak to the media postgame, citing a desire to wait to speak until his test results came back. He was limping through the White Sox clubhouse postgame in clear pain.

Prior to the game, Grifol said that Moncada was nursing a hip/adductor injury, but he said postgame that he wasn’t sure that Moncada’s in-game injury was related.

“I don’t know if it’s the same thing,” Grifol said. “I’ve got to talk to [head athletic trainer] James [Kruk] about that. I don’t think it is; I’m not really sure. I know when I got out there he was in some pain.”