White Sox put Andrew Vaughn on COVID IL, bring up Gavin Sheets

Sox put Andrew Vaughn on COVID IL, raise Gavin Sheets initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Andrew Vaughn is on the hurt list, however the Chicago White Sox are enthusiastic he won’t exist long.

The group positioned its novice left fielder on the IL prior to Thursday’s video game, following the league’s COVID-19 procedures. Basic supervisor Rick Hahn stated in the statement that the White Sox are hoping Vaughn won’t remain there long, a circumstance that might end up matching those of Dylan Cease and Luis Robert, who went to the hurt list for comparable factors previously this season and returned within a couple days.

That leaves the White Sox, if briefly, without their typical left fielder in an outfield currently down a set of beginners. Vaughn has actually impressed throughout his novice season, both with the bat and defensively as he’s played a brand name brand-new position in the wake of the injury to Eloy Jiménez in spring training.

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To take Vaughn’s area on the active lineup, the White Sox phoned another transformed very first baseman who’s been playing the outfield. Gavin Sheets, who satisfied supervisor Tony La Russa throughout the spring, has actually been on a tear considering that the start of the minors season at Triple-A Charlotte, phoned Thursday after publishing a .319/.360/.500 slash line to go along with 4 homers and 20 RBIs in 23 video games.

“He was one of the most impressive young guys in camp,” La Russa stated of Sheets on Thursday. “The way he swung, the way he worked and the athletic ability. Played first, can go to the outfield. In spring training, he was making plus, plus catches.

“He came in (Thursday) and lit the clubhouse up with his smile, he was so happy to be here. The guys are happy to see him.

“It’s a tough way to be here, but we feel really well — as confident as you can — that this will be a really short thing for Andrew. But the plus is Gavin can come here, and we get the chance to share his excitement.”

It’s unidentified just how much playing time Sheets will get after his very first major league call-up, particularly if Vaughn returns in brief order. However La Russa stated Thursday that Sheets might discover his method into the beginning lineup Friday versus the Detroit Tigers.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.