As expected, the White Sox activated closer Liam Hendriks (right forearm strain)off the 15-day injured list before Monday’s game against the Twins. Outfielder Adam Engel (strained right hamstring) was also activated.
In corresponding moves, the Sox optioned outfielder Adam Haseley and right-hander Jimmy Lambert to Triple-A Charlotte.
Getting Hendriks back now is a positive for the Sox, who enter perhaps the most crucial stretch of the season. Monday is the start of a 15-game stretch of 14 days against AL Central foes, including matchups with the first-place Twins and second-place Guardians.
Johnny Cueto starts Monday for the Sox against Minnesota’s Dylan Bundy. As of 3 p.m., the tarp was on the grass at Guaranteed Rate Field.