A man playing with a gun during the White Sox game Wednesday night at Comiskey Park accidentally shot his wife in the leg and injured himself, according to police and White Sox officials.
"I'm told that a man shot his wife, and it was an accidental shooting," said Billy Davis, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department.
The White Sox identified the man as Marine Lt. Rodolfo Diaz and the woman as Brenda Diaz. Diaz apparently told police he was playing with a handgun in his coat pocket when it went off, wounding him in the hand and his wife in the left thigh.
Frank Thomas, sidelined because of an arm injury, should be back this weekend and ready for the playoffs against Toronto, White Sox Manager Gene Lamont said.