The Chicago White Sox have gotten off to a rough start this season. They are fourth in the American League Central after losing eight straight in April. During that stretch, the White Sox looked lifeless and lacked energy. Mental errors have plagued the team.
Fortune has not favored them either, especially on the injury front. Garrett Crochet was lost for the season due to Tommy John’s surgery.
The White Sox’s newest bullpen addition, Joe Kelly, has yet to pitch in a game this season. Lance Lynn went down in spring training with a slight tear in a tendon above his knee. Yoán Moncada was placed on the injuries list due to an oblique strain. Eloy Jimenez was the latest to hit the injured list after suffering a hamstring injury.
Meanwhile, the White Sox have looked terrible offensively. They lead the league in games with three runs or fewer, with 13 and counting. The 2022 squad is also just the 10th team in American League history to have an.OBP under .260 after 19 games.
The Chicago White Sox have some big decisions to make by May 2nd.
On top of the lackluster offense, the defense has also been an eyesore. The White Sox lead the MLB with 21 errors resulting in the lowest fielding percentage in baseball. There is plenty of blame to go around.
The good news is the White Sox will be getting Lynn, Moncada, Kelly, and Jimenez back at some point this season. Their returns will bring a welcomed breath of fresh air to the roster.
Unfortunately with their arrivals, some members of the active roster will get the boot. It’s just the nature of the business.
Rick Hahn will be forced to make some tough decisions by May 2nd. Here are three players whose roster spots on the big league club could be in jeopardy right now: