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4 good options to replace Tim Anderson while he’s out

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Romy Gonzalez

Romy Gonzalez could get the call-up one day to replace Tim Anderson.

Romy Gonzalez is an intriguing player the White Sox have stashed in Triple-A. He appeared in 32 games last season with the White Sox. In his first taste of major-league action, he hit .250 with a .617 OPS.

He caught many fans off guard. He started the season in Double-A Birmingham before getting promoted to Charlotte. He was hitting .370 in Triple-A Charlottle with four home runs and six doubles before getting called up to the big leagues.

This season he has struggled. He is only batting .196 and has been limited to just 16 games. Unfortunately for Gonzalez, he is dealing with injury issues of his own. On May 20th he was placed on the seven-day injured list.

This is the third time he has appeared on the injured list this season for Charlotte. Once he returns he will likely have to play a few games in Charlotte before getting called up. This places him at a huge disadvantage and may lead to a missed opportunity for him at the Major League level.

With the way the White Sox like to operate, they are not going to swing a trade unless they have to. Rick Hahn would prefer to promote from within.

If Anderson misses an extended period of time and Gonzalez can get healthy there is a good chance he sees some action at shortstop. However, calling upon a guy that was hitting .196 and returning from injury does not inspire a ton of confidence.

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