The Chicago White Sox called up Lenyn Sosa and he is probably going to stick around for a while as Tim Anderson recovers from his hand injury. It is a less than ideal situation for the White Sox but a great opportunity for the kid.
You might remember that he was called up straight from AA a couple of months ago. He didn’t light the world on fire when he arrived in the big leagues and Tony La Russa didn’t use him the right way. As a result, he was demoted once again.
Instead of going to AA, he was sent to AAA where he was able to play with the Charlotte Knights. He had his ups and downs there as well but made his way back to Major League Baseball. Now, he appears to be ready to stay for a while.
In his first at-bat of the second game in Tuesday’s doubleheader (they lost the first one), he hit the ball way over the fence to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead. That will go down as his first career home run in the Major Leagues. It was amazing to see as everyone loves a first-career blast.
Lenyn Sosa finally hit his first career home run in Tuesday night’s game two.
Sosa now has the first big home run off his shoulders so he can just get up there and hit without worrying about anything. That is the best way for him to take advantage of the opportunity that is being given to him.
Tony La Russa has had an awful year as the White Sox manager. One of his biggest problems has been the lineup cards and Sosa could be a way for La Russa to redeem himself a little bit. He should be playing every day while Anderson is out.
Sosa might not be a world beater by any means but he has a higher ceiling than Leury Garcia who plays a lot for the White Sox. The potential is much higher for him so he should be playing as much as possible. The unknown makes him a lot more intriguing as we know what Garcia is.
We can only hope that the White Sox get hot with Sosa in the mix. If he keeps playing well over time, he will certainly have a nice career. This first career home run will always be something that he remembers.