Conor Gillaspie productuve since returning from DL
Apr 21, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox third basemanConor Gillaspie
(12) makes a throw against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie was reinstated off the disable list on May 7, and since his return to the starting lineup he has played relativity well.
Gillaspie went on the DL following a game on April 21, and returned to the field on May 8 against the Chicago Cubs.
Since his return, the third baseman has four combined hits in four games, going hitless on Sunday, but in the three previous games, had two-hits against the Cubs, plus a hit in each of the first two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
For the season, Gillaspie is batting .307 with 13 RBIs. He has an on-base percentage of .360 and no home runs.
Gillaspie does have seven doubles this season, but none since his return.
I believe the White Sox are a better team when Gillaspie is on the field, but it seems the problem with the White Sox not everyone can stay healthy long enough for them to start gelling as a unit.
The entire original starting lineup didn’t get to play much together this season with Avisail Garcia missing all but eight games after season-ending shoulder surgery, and Adam Eaton currently on the DL.
If only this team could be healthy and have a chance for most of their best players to be on the field at the same time, I believe they would start playing with a little more of a spark, and win the games the should.
Having Gillaspie returning to the active roster is a step in the right direction though.
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