Micker Adolfo shockingly cleared waivers to stay with Chicago White Sox

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The Chicago White Sox can breathe a sigh of relief as their up-and-coming outfielder and power hitter Micker Adolfo cleared waivers over the weekend. He will be assigned to AAA Charlotte to continue his career in the White Sox organization. All of this comes on the heels of his strong spring training.

Now, Adolfo can continue his development and gear his career towards being a member of the White Sox in the Major Leagues.

Adolfo’s spring training slash line was .435/.500/.783 which was very good. Perhaps his performance during spring training may have warranted him a spot on the major league roster. He might have been the team’s solution for their problems in right field but the last-minute trade for AJ Pollock sealed Adolfo’s fate and he was relegated to minor league duty.

It would do White Sox fans well to keep an eye on Adolfo while he’s in the minors because he will eventually be part of the regular squad.

The Chicago White Sox should be happy that Micker Adolfo cleared waivers.

It should be known that if there is a problem in right field due to major injury issues, Adolfo stands at the ready to fill in. But it’s not likely that Pollock, Andrew Vaughn, and Adam Engel are going to all get hurt at the same time (but hey, anything is possible right?). Should something happen, Adolfo could step in and play right field.

His powerful bat and ability to drive the ball deep are certainly something that will keep his name in the front of White Sox management’s mind. However, right now he’s a bit of a long shot to show up in the majors at this current time.

Adolfo could (if all goes well) find his way into the Major Leagues next year or the year after. Fans should be excited when he does arrive because he will add another big bat to an already powerful White Sox lineup.

Adolfo was signed by the White Sox several years ago in 2013. He was brought in as an international prospect by the White Sox and he was still quite young then. He’s had a solid run in the minors and should continue to do so in 2022.

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