The Chicago White Sox have made a roster move that might be bittersweet for fans as Yolmer Sanchez has been put on outright waivers.
The Chicago White Sox are a team that is clearly in transition now. They have put their gold glove second baseman Yolmer Sanchez on outright waivers. This is for the purpose of him no longer being on the team. They are moving on from him as they plan on using someone else at second base and they will probably use that money somewhere else.
White Sox fans should always appreciate these guys who ate innings for them as they developed their young prospects. If they ever reach the promised land with this young core, the guys who made it possible for them to develop should be celebrated. Sanchez played some really good second base for the White Sox throughout his career and had some good moments at the plate as well.
Yolmer played all six of his MLB seasons with the Chicago White Sox. While playing Gold Glove level second base, he wasn’t a terrible hitter either. He was nothing too great but he was certainly serviceable while he was there. As a member of the Sox, he has a slash line of .244/.299/.357. He has 31 home runs, 214, and 543 hits in a White Sox uniform. He should be able to use this resume to find himself a job of some sort across the MLB.
We are at the point of the White Sox rebuild that guys like this are going to start to be let go. The White Sox fully plan on having guys in the lineup that are impact players on almost a game to game basis. Yolmer is a good player but they have another gold glover in the organization named Nick Madrigal. There is a good chance that he is the new everyday second baseman going forward. Fans will miss Sanchez because he was an easy guy to root for but this is also a sign that good times are head.