The Chicago White Sox has an outfield problem right now with the absence of Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez. They need some more offense and defense from the three positions and they would be getting a bit of help if Adam Engel comes back. He hurt himself during spring training and was supposed to be back soon into the regular season. A setback made it where we are approaching June and he still isn’t back yet.
The Chicago White Sox needs Adam Engel to return as soon as possible.
Adam Engel is going to head to AAA for a rehab assignment on Monday which is great news. That is about as good of news as the White Sox have had at the outfield position in months. They need him to come back as soon as possible and make an impact. They need his glove out there as much as they need his bat.
He confirmed on Sunday that he had a grade two hamstring strain. After the setback, an MRI revealed a grade three strain. It is good to know that he believes it hasn’t affected his speed at all. That is one of the keys to his game as he is an elite defender in the outfield.
Adam Engel might not be in AAA too long. If he is feeling good he should be up with the big club in no time. He has earned the right to play when he is ready because of how he has played over the last two years.
Things didn’t go the way the White Sox want during their series against the New York Yankees this weekend. The offense isn’t what it needs to be and that feels natural after a while without two of their best player healthy. When they are all healthy, they are a World Series caliber lineup. For now, they just need to tread water with what they have and they will be fine come playoff time.