White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal left tonight’s recreation attributable to left calf tightness, the staff introduced. It isn’t but clear when the calf situation surfaced for Grandal, as was changed behind the plate by Zack Collins previous to the underside of the fifth inning, greater than two innings as Grandal’s final at-bat (he struck out to finish the highest of the third).
Between that strikeout and a single in his first plate look, Grandal’s slash line now sits .190/.388/.441 by means of 243 plate appearances. Regardless of the shortage of batting common, Grandal nonetheless has a 135 wRC+ attributable to his energy (14 homers) and his distinctive on-base expertise. Grandal’s 59 walks ranks second amongst all gamers, because the Rangers’ Joey Gallo leads baseball with 63 free passes, although Gallo has the good thing about 80 extra plate appearances than the Chicago catcher.
It isn’t but recognized if Grandal shall be positioned on the injured listing, although such a transfer would depart the White Sox with out yet one more key bat. Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, Adam Engel, and Jake Lamb are all on the IL, whereas Nick Madrigal has been misplaced for season after hamstring surgical procedure. Yoan Moncada additionally suffered a bruised hand whereas sliding into third base yesterday, and can miss a minimum of Chicago’s present three-game sequence with the Tigers whereas recovering.
Collins figures to get nearly all of begins at catcher if Grandal is sidelined, and Collins took an above-average 106 wRC+ (and .236/.333/.400 slash line in 127 PA) into tonight’s recreation with Detroit. Yermin Mercedes has performed two video games at catcher this season, and Seby Zavala can also be obtainable at Triple-A.