Chicago White Sox: 4 players to cut when Jimenez and Robert return
Danny Mendick can provide plenty of good defense for the Chicago White Sox.
Danny Mendick provides tremendous value as a utility player. He can play three different infield positions. In 2020 he was a Gold Glove finalist at second base. When the White Sox were thin in the outfield he even stepped up to play right field. He played eight games there and also made two appearances in left and one in center field.
Since Nick Madrigal’s injury, Tony La Russa has shown that he prefers Leury Garcia at second base. Mendick has sparingly and his production at the plate is a major reason why. He is hitting just .200 with two home runs and 18 RBIs. His OPS is a mere .577.
Meanwhile, Garcia is hitting .251 and is third on the team in RBIs. Garcia is even more versatile than Mendick so he is not going anywhere. The White Sox also has Jake Burger as a backup infielder who provides a higher offensive upside.
Mendick is not going to unseat Tim Anderson at shortstop or Yoan Moncada at third base so he is in danger of getting the boot once Jimenez and Robert return. On top of that, he was already assigned to the Charlotte Knights this season so they have shown he is expendable.