Bruised right calf leaves Dunn on sidelines

Bruised right calf leaves Dunn on sidelines

CHICAGO -- Adam Dunn was scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup with a bruised right calf and replaced by Moises Sierra. Dayan Viciedo moved from right field to left field, and Sierra took over in right, knocking out a career-high four hits in a 5-1 victory over the Cubs.

Dunn mentioned before the game that he was inadvertently kicked in the calf by Starlin Castro in the ninth inning on a close play at first during Monday's victory. Dunn was ready to go and back in left field pregame before the late scratch, but ended up as a pinch-hitter in the eighth because he wasn't able to run at full speed

"That play yesterday at first, his knee hit me in the calf. Obviously just a bruise," Dunn said. "Last night, I didn't know how bad it was, and today, it was sore and I thought it would loosen up and it never did. I'm not going to go out there in left field and make a complete and total [fool] of myself by not being able to move."

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said that Dunn could be back Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field at designated hitter but wasn't certain.

"He couldn't really run around the outfield. I don't know if you saw him running down the line but it wasn't ... he couldn't really run," said Ventura. "It was right before the game of sending him out there and knowing he couldn't really go after anything if it was hit in the outfield."

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