Here we are again, friends. In the most injury-riddled part of the season, we might be dealing with another missing piece in the lineup for a game. Tim Anderson has been suspended for one game (along with an undisclosed fine) because of inappropriate actions towards a fan on Wednesday.
It was supposed to be served in the Chicago White Sox‘s first game of the series against the Minnesota Twins but he is appealing the suspension. We can only hope that the MLB reduces it to just a fine because the White Sox needs as much of him as possible.
Of course, Tim missed the first two games of the season because of a suspension that carried over from 2021. It was supposed to be three games but an appeal reduced it to one game. Hopefully, he sees one game shaved off yet again.
The White Sox need Tim Anderson as much as they need any player on their roster. He is the perfect leadoff man and sets the tone for them as good as any leadoff man in Major League Baseball. The White Sox can’t afford to lose him for too long.
Tim Anderson is going to be serving a suspension here soon for his actions.
Anderson is one of the team’s best hitters and he is also one of the only players on the team that is not slumping right now. It will be nice when everyone else gets going around him. He gets on base enough for the power hitters that come after him to take advantage.
To be honest, it is highly unlikely that Anderson’s appeal will not amount to much. The MLB isn’t likely to reduce one game to zero, especially when you make the type of gesture that Tim Anderson was seen making in the game between the White Sox and Cleveland Guardians.
Hopefully, he is able to serve the suspension rather soon here and return to a ball club that is ready to make a deep push in 2022. There is almost an entire season left to play for the White Sox and they need Tim in for almost all of it. He will get off days, of course, but they need him available as much as possible.