White Sox: Yoan Moncada Off to Hot Start During Spring Training

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Yoan Moncada #10 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the New York Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Yankees defeated the White Sox 4-3 in 13 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Yoan Moncada #10 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the New York Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Yankees defeated the White Sox 4-3 in 13 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Yoan Moncada having a hot start to Spring Training as he plays a new position with the White Sox. Pitching prospect experiencing forearm soreness.

Yoan Moncada was the subject of many White Sox fans scorn last season. The young infielder had a rough year at the plate and many fans began to mention that he was already a bust and the White Sox lost their trade with the Red Sox that involved Chris Sale.

After moving over to third base early in Spring Training this year, it appears Moncada has adapted well to the change in position with the White Sox. Albeit a small sample size so far, Moncada has gotten off to a hot start down in Arizona. Through two games played, Moncada has four hits in six at-bats with one double and one triple.

The past week has been tough for White Sox fans, but seeing Moncada get off to a good start should be a positive for this fanbase. Moncada didn’t play in the White Sox 9-7 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday but will start at third base on Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds. If he continues to play well this Spring hopefully, he can carry that momentum into the regular season.

With Moncada transitioning into the everyday third baseman for the White Sox, he will need better production offensively this upcoming season. Moncada’s emergence offensively for the White Sox will be key this season as the team missed out on adding a third baseman this offseason and the youngster continues to work on developing at the major league level.

Dane Dunning Experiencing Forearm Discomfort

If you’ve haven’t already begun feeling the blues of 2019 as a White Sox fan, the latest news on Dane Dunning might get you down. On Tuesday, it was announced by Bruce Levine of 670 The Score that Dunning was experiencing some forearm discomfort and would be evaluated by the White Sox.

Dunning had his season cut short in 2018 due to an elbow sprain he suffered. The latest news on the White Sox pitching prospect isn’t good for fans. Dunning started just 15 games between High-A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham last season. He wasn’t invited to Spring Training this year as the White Sox looked to ease him back into pitching.

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Hopefully, Dunning’s forearm discomfort isn’t too serious. With Michael Kopech missing this season after getting Tommy John surgery last year, having Dunning on the shelf for an extended period of time won’t be good for the White Sox rebuilding efforts.

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