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Lenyn Sosa was brilliant in his AAA debut on Thursday

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: Lenyn Sosa #50 of the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 27, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: Lenyn Sosa #50 of the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 27, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox called up Lenyn Sosa last week when they needed an extra infielder. It was a really exciting moment as one of the organization’s top prospects was coming up to make his MLB debut. He wasn’t used enough by Tony La Russa so he didn’t play as much as he’s used to.

The offensive showing wasn’t impressive for him but he didn’t have enough plate appearances to claim that we saw enough. His defense, however, was magnificent. Unfortunately, they made him the player that got sent down when Yoan Moncada was activated off the Injured List.

Sosa came up from AA Birmingham without ever playing a second in AAA. When the White Sox sent him down, he did go to AAA for his first-ever game with the Charlotte Knights which is funny because he made his MLB debut before his AAA debut.

It went as good as he could have hoped for as he went 3-5 at the plate. He made it clear that he should have made the stop in AAA first before getting the call to MLB. Now, the Sox burned an option year for him just so Tony can keep him mostly on the bench in favor of Leury Garcia.

The Chicago White Sox needs to see more improvement from Lenyn Sosa in AAA.

This AAA stuff is good news for the White Sox, however, even though it might make you mad about the fact that they burned a year. Clearly, the White Sox didn’t cause a detriment to his development by making this move.

He went right to the Charlotte Knights and was an impressive player. He even had a few hits in timely situations which shows that he doesn’t let the pressure get to him. It should be a really nice career for him if he keeps grinding it out as he is right now.

Going forward, it would be nice to see the White Sox do everything in their power to protect their players. There were plenty of other options already in AAA to call up instead of Sosa from AA.

It would be different if they were going to give him a legit shot to stick but they clearly weren’t. Now that he is in AAA comfortably, things should work out well for him.

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