The Chicago White Sox promoted Yasmani Grandal to AAA as he continues his rehab back from his injury. He is going to be back sometime next week which is great news but it would be nice to see him play well in the Minors just to make sure everything is okay. Well, he got off to a really good start in his first game in AAA for the Charlotte Knights. He looked like he is ready to be back in the White Sox lineup right now.
In his first game with Charlotte, Grandal went 3-3 with a double, home run, and an RBI. It was a great night for him at the plate while he tries to get his timing down. Of course, things may take an adjustment when he gets back to facing Major League pitching but it shouldn’t take too long. He has been so good for so long that it shouldn’t be a problem.
The White Sox are going to get a major boost when he finally joins the club. Seby Zavala has been so great in his absence but you can’t replace a machine like Grandal. Seby might stick around based on how he has played but Grandal will be the number one again.
He has the ability to be a gamechanger. With Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and Cesar Hernandez inserted into the lineup since Grandal’s injury, his return will make them that much more dangerous.
The Chicago White Sox are going to get a major boost when Yasmani Grandal returns.
It is going to be fun to see what it looks like when we get to that point. He is a hitter that has extreme power to go along with an outstanding ability to get on base. Those two skills should really help the new-look White Sox lineup.
Seeing him get it going in his first AAA game is a great sign. He is ready to come back but the White Sox are going to make sure. He might ride out the weekend before he returns and that makes the most sense. With a 12 game lead in the AL Central, there is no reason to rush back anybody. Grandal being productive and healthy could really help elevate this team’s chances of winning the World Series.