In 2017, the White Sox made history with three players named Garcia in the outfield: Avisail Garcia, Leury Garcia, and Willy Garcia.
Now, the White Sox have Rodon and the Rondon boys. And, if you are a bit confused about who is who, then you are not alone.
As the Sox continue to make roster changes due to injuries and trades, knowing the players can be tough. And when three players have similar names, it can be even tougher.
So, let’s take a look at Rodon and the Rondon boys:
Carlos Rodon is a starting pitcher who wears #55 and has been with the team since he was drafted in 2014. Rodon has been on the disabled list since September 2017 due to shoulder issues. He returned to the team on Saturday against the Red Sox pitching five innings giving up two runs. Even though he’s been with the team since 2014, he’s still only 25 years old and considered an integral part of the rebuilding process.
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One of the Rondons is Bruce Rondon #44 who is also a pitcher and was acquired for the 2018 season. He’s a relief pitcher who spent all of his previous seasons with the Detroit Tigers where he was nothing but inconsistent. With the Sox, he’s been quite different (except for outings against the Astros and Tigers). He’s a set-up guy who tends to do his best work in the 8th inning. Rondon uses a bright red glove, which makes him easy to recognize. He’s 27 years old and could become a trade piece if he can stay consistent.
Jose Rondon is another young member of the team and he wears #20. He was originally signed by the Los Angeles Angels, but was traded to the San Diego Padres in 2014 where he played in the minor league system for several years. In 2016, he had a little cup of coffee with the Padres. In January 2018, the Sox purchased Rondon’s contract from the Padres. He started the season with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, but was moved up in early May and has played in 17 games at a variety of positions. He’s 24 years old and is an agile middle infielder and designated hitter. He’s easy to recognize with his unique chin curtain beard.
These three may have similar names, but once you get to know their strengths on the mound, at the plate, and in the field, it is easy to recognize who is who.