It is a bittersweet day for the Chicago White Sox. There are a few different things happening with the roster right now. Some of them are exciting and some of them are very sad to see. We can only hope that everything results in more winning.
For one, Danny Mendick has a torn ACL and is on the 10-day IL. That probably means that he is out for the season. It also could mean that we have seen him play his last game in a Chicago White Sox uniform which is absolutely devastating.
Mendick was just starting to come along as a hitter. He was always a good fielder but his 2022 season at the plate was nothing short of a pleasant surprise. We can only hope that he is able to find his way back from this at some point.
Adam Engel also hit the 10-day IL with a strained right hamstring. That is also less than ideal news as he was swinging the bat well too. However, he is going to return in somewhat short order which is not something that can be said about Mendick.
The Chicago White Sox gave good news and bad news on Thursday afternoon.
Gavin Sheets is being called up from AAA Charlotte as one of the responding moves. He struggled to hit well earlier this season and is now hoping that he can stick around this time. We saw his potential in 2021 so it would be nice to see more of it again this year.
To make room and do some 40-man manipulating, the White Sox have placed Eloy Jimenez on the 60-day Injured List. This move is not based on health, however, and Jimenez can return to the White Sox whenever they want.
The big news, however, is where the exciting news comes in. The White Sox have selected the contract of Lenyn Sosa from AA Birmingham. He is on the roster now without ever playing for AAA Charlotte. He is going to get a chance to make his MLB debut soon.
Sosa is not in Chicago’s lineup for their series opener against the Baltimore Orioles but he will get his chance over the weekend for sure. This is an exciting moment for him, his family, and the team. If he continues to hit as he has been in AA, the White Sox will be thrilled.
It would be nice to see White Sox players stop getting injured. They should be one of the best teams in the league but injuries have hampered them. Hopefully, a guy like Sosa can prove to be just what they need in the infield and at the plate.