The Chicago White Sox are having some bad luck with injuries in 2022.
First, they lost Lance Lynn and Lucas Giolito at the beginning of the season.
Though Giolito is now back, the injuries just keep coming.
This time, it’s outfielder Andrew Vaughn.
The White Sox have placed Vaughn on the 10-day injured list with a bruised hand retroactive to May 2.
In a corresponding move, the White Sox recalled infielder Danny Mendick from Triple-A Charlotte.
Vaughn joins Lynn, Joe Kelly, Yoan Moncada, Garrett Crochet, and Eloy Jimenez on a crowded injured list for the White Sox.
Vaughn was hit by a pitch from Los Angeles Angels pitcher Mike Mayers during their series over last weekend.
The #WhiteSox have placed outfielder Andrew Vaughn on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to May 2) with a bruised right hand and recalled infielder Danny Mendick from Class AAA Charlotte.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 5, 2022
This is tough news for the White Sox.
The 24-year-old outfielder has been a key contributor for the team thus far in 2022, hitting .283 with four home runs, 12 RBI, and a .933 OPS in 53 at-bats.
Luckily for Vaughn, he did not suffer a severe injury when hit by Mayers’ pitch, but clearly, it was enough for him to land on the injured list and join several other sidelined White Sox stars.
Mendick, who had recently been sent down, now gets another chance,
In 20 at-bats, the utility infielder is hitting .250 with one home run, 3 RBI, and an .818 OPS.
Mendick picked up two hits in his only game down at Triple-A Charlotte.
There is no set timetable for Vaughn’s eventual return.
For now, he’s going to miss some time.
We’ll see what Mendick can do with this new opportunity and how long it takes Vaughn to ultimately recover.
Fortunately for the White Sox, Vaughn’s hand did not break as a result of being hit by Mayers’ pitch.NEXT: Dylan Cease Is Showing Ace Qualities For The White Sox