Shoulder injury shelves Carlos Quentin

Updated: August 22, 2011, 10:51 AM ET
By Sahadev Sharma | Special to ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- An MRI on Carlos Quentin Sunday revealed a sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder, and the Chicago White Sox right fielder's status is day to day.

Quentin, who injured his shoulder making a diving catch early in Saturday's game, was out of the lineup for Sunday's finale against the Texas Rangers.

"It hurts," Quentin said. "(The MRI) said it's not broken. When I originally did it I thought something definitely broke. Hopefully, I just pray that it gets better quick. We're not 24 hours out yet, so I have to remind myself that it hasn't been that long since it happened. Hopefully the next two, three, I don't know how many days, that's what we're all hoping for."

Quentin appeared to land awkwardly on the shoulder after making a great diving catch on Craig Gentry's line drive in the top of the first inning.

Quentin said since it was his front shoulder, it may hamper his ability to hit, but was hopeful that it would heal enough in the next few days to not affect him on offense.

Manager Ozzie Guillen said it would be a surprise if Quentin played in the team's upcoming series in Anaheim, but was optimistic that he would be ready to rejoin the lineup for the weekend series against the Seattle Mariners.

Quentin, who made the All-Star team this season, is hitting .255 with 24 home runs.

Alejandro De Aza filled in for Quentin in right field on Sunday. He went 2-for-5 with three RBIs as the White Sox routed the Rangers 10-0.

Sahadev Sharma is a frequent contributor to ESPNChicago.com.