CHICAGO -- Carlos Quentin exited Saturday night's contest against the Rangers at U.S. Cellular Field with one out in the first inning after making a diving catch in right-center to rob Craig Gentry of a hit.
Gentry's ball was of the blooper variety, but Quentin came on quick to make the play while landing on his left shoulder and rolling over. Quentin stayed on the ground for a minute or so after throwing the ball back to the infield, obviously in pain, before manager Ozzie Guillen and head athletic trainer Herm Schneider came out to check on him.
Quentin was replaced by Alex Rios, with Guillen making the humorous signal for a tall and thin player from right-center to the dugout -- reminiscent of his old wider call to the bullpen for closer Bobby Jenks. Alejandro De Aza moved from center to right, and Rios took over in center hitting cleanup. Rios delivered a go-ahead double with one out in the eighth inning of Saturday's 3-2 victory. Rios' shot to left off Texas reliever Koji Uehara scored pinch-runner Brent Lillibridge from first base.
Entering the second game of this three-game set, Quentin was hitting .255 with 24 homers and 77 RBIs. He's second on the White Sox in homers and RBIs behind Paul Konerko.
X-rays on Quentin's left shoulder were negative. The right fielder will not play in the series finale, according to postgame comments from Guillen, and will have his condition re-evaluated on Sunday.
"It's not broken, and that's what I worried about," said Guillen. "Obviously, it's going to be sore for a few days. Hopefully, the day off Monday will help him to recover for the next series back in Anaheim or Seattle."
Guillen spoke of Quentin being a big kid, and when a big kid puts all his weight in one spot, you're going to be sore for a little while. That soreness could keep Quentin out until Friday's series opener in Seattle, missing two games in Anaheim.
If it becomes apparent Quentin will be sidelined for any extended period of time, then the White Sox probably would have to make a roster move. And it could include the promotion of frequently talked about outfield prospect Dayan Viciedo, who is hitting .294 with 17 homers and 72 RBIs for Triple-A Charlotte.
"That's [general manager Ken Williams'] decision," said Guillen. "When you gotta put someone on the DL, it's timing.
"I don't expect him to be on the DL, but I worry about it because that's his shoulder. When he's swinging, Carlos uses that part of his body a lot, and we have to wait and see."