The Chicago White Sox have had no shortage of unsung heroes this season. Injuries have forced guys to step up across the 40-man roster. Yermín Mercedes took the league by storm in April, Jake Burger became a fan favorite in July and Gavin Sheets was a walk-off hero by the end of the month.
Unfortunately, there are only so many spots on the roster so most of those guys find themselves down on the Triple-A roster in Charlotte. But with September around the corner, the roster will expand from 26 to 28 allowing two players to resume their big league dream.
The old expanded roster rules meant that MLB teams could drastically increase the size of their roster towards the end of the season. Up to 15 extra players could be joining the big league club. The result was lots of pitching changes and versatile rosters throughout the major leagues.
Under the new rules put in place, the White Sox front office will have some difficult decisions on their hands regarding who should get called up. Traditionally teams like to call up pitchers to help save the bullpen but there are plenty of position players that could give the team a boost.
The Chicago White Sox has some good players to call up in September.
The White Sox still have a left-handed power bat in Gavin Sheets as well as infield depth in Jake Burger waiting in the minors. Rookie sensation Yermín Mercedes is also waiting for his chance to join the big league club again. Matt Foster has bounced up and down from the big league club perhaps he gets another shot. There is also room for left-handed reliever Jace Fry.
Whatever route Rick Hahn and company decide to go, the decision on who to call up is not going to be an easy one. Here are three players that could make an impact in September: