Chicago White Sox: Tim Anderson to IL, Yermin Mercedes is up

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The Chicago White Sox have placed Tim Anderson on the IL and called up Yermin Mercedes.

The Chicago White Sox announced some bad news today. Tim Anderson is headed to the IL after leaving the game on Friday night with soreness in his right hip. It isn’t a sight we want to see right now as Anderson is a huge part of the White Sox who are just starting to hit a stride. Hopefully, they are able to tread lightly while he is out. This is a guy who won a batting title so taking that out of the lineup is surely going to be a big hit.

In his place, they have called up Yermin Mercedes from Schaumburg. Mercedes started to make a name for himself during Spring Training before it was canceled. He also was noticeable at times when baseball returned for Summer Camp in July. He is going to finally reach the MLB and try and make an impact.

For tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals, Luis Robert is going to move up and be the leadoff hitter in Anderson’s spot. Leury Garcia is going to be the shortstop in this one. Garcia is allowed to move to shortstop because of the fact that the White Sox called up Nick Madrigal for their game on Friday.

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This is an extremely important series for the White Sox so keeping it going tonight is big. They have won two big games in a row so it is up to Gio Gonzales to keep it going. The Royals are a team that is in the middle of a rebuild so the White Sox should be able to impose their will on them. It would be nice to see their offense really explode against them. Without Anderson, it is going to be a bit tougher but that is what being a deep team is all about. Hopefully, he is able to return healthy soon.