The Chicago White Sox will be without their starting third baseman in Sunday's inner-city matchup. According to the official White Sox twitter account, 3B Brent Morel will take a seat in favor of INF Eduardo Escobar:
Brent Morel has been scratched from today's #WhiteSox lineup. Eduardo Escobar will play 3rd and bat 8th.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 18, 2012
Morel has struggled -- both with a lower injury and with the bat -- in the 2012 MLB season. The 25-year-old is floundering with a .177/.225/.195 slash and is still without a home run through 125 plate appearances.
Escobar, on the other hand, has fared no better through the early part of the season. He currently sports a .176/.222/.265 slash with 1 steal through 37 plate appearances.
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