The Chicago White Sox just can’t catch a break with injuries.
After the game, Mendick reported some right knee discomfort.
Manager Tony La Russa reported that he was being sent for an MRI, which is usually not a good sign.
The MRI, unfortunately, revealed a torn ACL, and now his season is over.
The White Sox announced the move and some others in a recent tweet.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 23, 2022
Adam Engel is also visiting the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring, but his absence will be much shorter than Mendick’s.
Outfielder Gavin Sheets has been recalled from the minor leagues.
A Tough Blow For Mendick
It’s a tough blow for a useful infielder who was having a good season for the White Sox.
Mendick was hitting .289 with 22 runs, three homers, 15 RBI, a stolen base, and a .786 OPS.
A typical timeframe for torn ACL injuries is between six and eight months, but it could be a bit more depending on the player and the type of activity.
In any case, it’s fair to say that Mendick’s season ends now.
He will probably return next year, locked and loaded.
For now, however, he has surgery and a long rehab process ahead of him.
As part of the White Sox’s roster moves, they transferred fellow outfielder Eloy Jimenez to the 60-day injured list.
Before White Sox’s fans lose their minds, we should point out that it’s a procedural move that doesn’t affect his timeline.
Chicago needed to clear out a 40-man roster spot for the promotion of infield prospect Lenyn Sosa.
Jimenez just started a rehab assignment at Triple-A this week and is eligible to return at any time.
He has been nursing a severe hamstring strain.