Tim Anderson missing the first two games is unfortunate

Vincent Parise
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The Chicago White Sox are in a great place with their roster. Their batting order is outstanding which is one of their big keys to success. Tim Anderson leads things off and sets the tone. He is one of the best at doing that in all of baseball. He is set to have a very good year in 2022.

Unfortunately, Anderson is going to miss the first two games of the season because of a suspension. It is from an incident that happened at the end of last season that carried over into this season.

The suspension was given to Anderson last season but it was a three-game suspension that only applied to regular-season games. He appealed it and it didn’t end before the regular season came to an end. It was given because he made contact with an umpire during a benches-clearing brawl.

Now, Anderson was the one who told everyone that this is happening with the two games. He also said that he was fined 10 thousand dollars in addition to the suspension. It is not the best situation in the world but it is what it is.

The Chicago White Sox are going to miss Tim Anderson for the first two games.

You can’t touch umpires. It was clearly accidental but the league is always going to do what they need to do to keep them safe. Nobody has to like it but those things happen sometimes when benches clear over a slide or a hit by pitch.

So the White Sox will miss Anderson for the first two games of the season. Major League Baseball has yet to announce this but Anderson was open about it on Thursday. He will make his season debut on Sunday in their third game against the Detroit Tigers which also happens to be the team that this incident happened against. It should be interesting, to say the least.

It will be interesting to see how Tony La Russa lines them up without Anderson in the mix. You can probably expect Leury Garcia to play shortstop defensively but the leadoff spot remains a question. There are a bunch of great players who could fill that void for two games.

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