The Chicago White Sox have dealt with a lot of injuries over the last two seasons. Every team deals with them but the White Sox seemed to have the worst luck possible. Right now, they are hoping that the trend can start to move in a better direction.
Yoan Moncada and Joe Kelly are already back. Luis Robert wasn’t out for very long and neither was Lucas Giolito. Now, they just need to get a few more big names back and they will be in business. We don’t know for sure when we’ll see Lance Lynn but it sounds like early June is the new target.
They did share some good news on Tuesday afternoon as they were getting ready for their game against the Cleveland Guardians. They are some things that fans of Eloy Jimenez and Andrew Vaughn are going to want to hear.
First off, they both took batting practice at Guaranteed Rate Field. That is a great sign because that means that they both feel good enough to swing the bat which isn’t easy to do if you are injured.
The Chicago White Sox have reinforcements on the way to help them win.
Eloy Jimenez is still a few weeks away. Andrew Vaughn, however, might be coming back sooner rather than later. In fact, Tony La Russa confirmed that he is going to make a rehab start with AAA Charlotte on Wednesday. This is great news.
The White Sox will certainly enjoy having both of them back when they return but getting Vaughn back in the short term will be amazing. Their lineup has mostly struggled to put up runs but Andrew Vaughn hasn’t been bad at all. He has been one of the best players on this team so far.
The White Sox had a very tough ending to a very promising game on Monday which naturally put a negative blanket on this team for a day. Getting good news like this is really good. It is a long season and there are going to be some good times ahead this summer.
With Vaughn and Jimenez on the mend, this group is starting to come together. Sure, they blew it on Monday but that snapped a six-game winning streak. Hopefully, these two guys are able to join a team that is playing well and ready to win.