The White Sox plan to put DH Frank Thomas on the 15-day disabled list today because of inflammation in his left ankle.

The White Sox learned yesterday they will lose Thomas, one day after fellow slugger Magglio Ordonez came off the DL.

Ordonez missed 36 games after tearing cartilage in his left knee. He had surgery on June 5.

* A. ESCOBAR DONE: Alex Escobar has a stress fracture in his right foot and will undergo season-ending surgery, another setback for the 26-year-old outfielder once considered one of baseball's top prospects.

The Indians expect him to be ready for the start of spring training.

* WOOD SET: Kerry Wood, who's been on the 15-day disabled list for almost two months with a strained right triceps muscle, is set to pitch Sunday against St. Louis in the Cubs' final game before the break.

Wood (3-3, 2.82 ERA) threw a short bullpen session yesterday and reported no problems.

* SCHILLING TO SIT: Red Sox RHP Curt Schilling will not pitch in next week's All-Star Game because of pain in his ankle. Schilling's ankle was injured early in the season after he was hit by a line drive.

-- From News Services