A fractured foot has ended Frank Thomas’ 2005 campaign, frustrating for both the longtime White Sox fixture as well as for a Chicago offense that could use the extra dimension of power Thomas brought to the table.

Minnesota’s Torii Hunter tore a tendon in his left ankle when his cleats snagged the CF wall padding while trying to haul in a David Ortiz double in the first inning against Boston last night. ESPN’s Harold Reynolds is reporting that Hunter will miss 4-6 weeks. Already faced with the challenge of finding another bat, Terry Ryan can now look forward to a stretch run without one of the game’s premier defenders.