Chicago White Sox: 3 players to cut when Adam Engel returns
Danny Mendick is someone to cut when Adam Engel comes back to the Chicago White Sox.
Danny Mendick has been a good foot soldier for the Chicago White Sox. Everything they have asked him to do he has done. He has even stepped up to play right field, despite never playing there before. Unfortunately, for Mendick he may be the odd man out when Adam Engel returns.
Medick is hitting .225 on the year with two home runs and 10 RBIs. He hit a huge grand slam against the Minnesota Twins earlier in the month.
With Andrew Vaughn, Luery Garcia, and Adam Eaton they will no longer need his services in the outfield. While Mendick can play three different infield positions, the White Sox already have Nick Madrigal, Tim Anderson, and Yoan Moncada who have them all on lock. The White Sox already have Leury Garcia who serves as a utility player for them and he can switch hit, which Mendick cannot.
Mendick was optioned to the Chicago White Sox alternate training site on March 30th. After being recalled a few days later he was optioned once again on April 25th. Seeing that Mendick has already been optioned twice this season, he seems the most likely candidate to get the ax once Engel returns. It may not be the last time we see Mendick this year. Given his versatility, he would be the first in line to get called back up if someone else is injured.