Andrew Vaughn wasn’t the only White Sox injury on Sunday

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 21: Jake Burger #30 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 21, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Twins defeated the White Sox 7-2, (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 21: Jake Burger #30 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 21, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The Twins defeated the White Sox 7-2, (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are good. They have a lot of really good players that can help them win even when there are injuries as they showed in 2021 when some pretty consequential players missed significant time.

However, you’d like to have your full complement of players throughout the organization for the entire season if you can. It is impossible to have no injuries but what happened in 2021 should be an outlier. We aren’t off to the best possible start in terms of that this year though.

Yermin Mercedes was injured a couple of days ago and is going to be out for 6-8 weeks which was the start of it all. Now, Sunday’s game provided a pair of injuries that nobody wants to see just over a week before the new season begins.

Andrew Vaughn’s injury was the big story as he was carted off after making a diving catch. There is a chance that the cart was just a precautionary spring act just to be sure. If that is the case, there would have been a lot of worry for nothing but Vaughn is a great player so it makes sense.

He shouldn’t be playing right field at all but he has shown that he is versatile enough to if needed and he also has a monster power bat. He should be a part of the White Sox core for a long time as a result of these skills. Hopefully, he is okay.

There was more than one Chicago White Sox injury on Sunday afternoon.

Vaughn isn’t the only former first-round pick trying to be an impact player for the White Sox that got hurt on Sunday either. It was kind of an under-the-radar injury because of Vaughn but Jake Burger left the game with one as well.

Burger, as everybody knows by now, has had some horrid injury luck in his career. He finally made the big league club for a few weeks (because of other injuries) after some really bad luck in his earlier pro years.

Multiple bad injuries caused him to really delay his development but he was awesome in his short 2021 stint with the White Sox. Now we have to hope that he isn’t going to be out long-term because that would just be really sad to see. As of right now, he is day to day with ankle discomfort.

This is a kid who has overcome a lot to be in this position so he is easy to root for. He is also just an extremely nice person that just so happens to be highly talented. The White Sox should really hope that this is nothing serious and that he can continue his development in 2022. AAA and the MLB should see plenty of him if he remains mostly healthy.

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