One of the biggest conversations that surround Chicago White Sox fans is the play of Yoan Moncada. There are weeks where he looks awful and there are other weeks where he looks like the guy who was the number one prospect in all of baseball.
A lot of people call Moncada fragile but that is just not true when you look at his games played total. However, he has been hurt for a lot of the 2022 season so far. He was just starting to get hot with his bat a couple of weeks ago before he hurt himself again.
Moncada has been out with a hamstring issue that landed him on the Injured List. Now, it seems as if we have an answer as to when he will return. Before Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Orioles, Tony La Russa confirmed that Moncada should be activated on Tuesday.
That will be before the second game of their series with the Los Angeles Angels. It is unclear if he will be in the lineup but you can probably expect that he will be. This could be something that helps the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox are going to get Yoan Moncada back healthy this week.
He was just getting hot before he hurt his hamstring which has been the story of the White Sox over the last few years. Injuries have been a big problem and he was the latest victim. Hopefully, he can return to form when he is back in the lineup.
Moncada provides a lot on defense that gets overlooked when he is struggling at the plate. The White Sox will at least get that kind of boost when he returns as they are not a good defensive team at all.
Jake Burger has done a good job holding third base down in Moncada’s absence. He deserves to stay in Major League Baseball when Moncada comes back but his playing time will obviously decrease a little bit. Burger makes his money with his bat and he will get his share of plate appearances.
This White Sox team has been one of the league’s biggest disappointments so far this year. If Moncada were to come back healthy and played to his potential, they could really take off. It is time to see them get on a healthy winning streak with number 10 in the lineup.