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Yermin Mercedes went 2-for-3 with two singles and two RBIs in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Cubs.
Mercedes opened up the scoring on Thursday with a two-run single in the third inning, his sixth and seventh RBIs of the season. The 29-year-old has mainly been used as a spot starter and pinch hitter for San Francisco this season, and is now batting .260 in 50 at-bats. He can be left on fantasy waivers, as he doesn't have secure playing time on this roster.
Yermin Mercedes went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, an RBI double, a single, an RBI groundout and three total runs scored in Tuesday's 13-0 win over the Diamondbacks.
Mercedes filled up the box score in a major way on Tuesday, as he tallied his first homer and RBIs of the season. The 29-year-old has not been a regular starter all season, as he has been moved back and forth from Triple-A to the big league club. He boasts a .296 batting average and an OPS of .906 in 27 at-bats in 2022.
The White Sox official Twitter account announced that Yermin Mercedes suffered a hamate fracture in his left hand and is scheduled for surgery on Monday. The projected recovery time is 6-8 weeks.
This is a tough blow for the 29-year old C/DH. Mercedes wasn't a shoo-in to make the Opening Day roster for the Sox, but he certainly will not be there now. Mercedes hit .271/.328/.404 in 68 games in the majors in 2021.
White Sox designated hitter Yermin Mercedes collected two hits in four at-bats Thursday in the White Sox' 4-3 split squad win over the Cubs.
Mercedes will look to build a strong case this spring to join the White Sox on the major league stage when the season begins April 8 against the Detroit Tigers.
The White Sox say Yermin Mercedes is in uniform for Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday night.
Mercedes wrote on his Instagram on Wednesday that he would be stepping away from baseball, but he's apparently had a change of heart. He is hitting well in Triple-A and could be back in the majors at some point this season.