White Sox Calling Up Top Prospect After Danny Mendick Injury

Devon Platana
The Chicago White Sox are calling up top prospect Lenyn Sosa following Danny Mendick's injury.
The Chicago White Sox are calling up top prospect Lenyn Sosa following Danny Mendick's injury. / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox can't seem to catch a break this season, especially when it comes to injuries. Infielder Danny Mendick is the newest player to hit the sidelines, exiting Wednesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays with a knee injury and that's now been ruled a torn ACL.

As a result of Mendick's injury, the White Sox are promoting top prospect Lenyn Sosa. The 22-year-old infielder is being called up directly from Double-A Birmingham, skipping over Triple-A to make his MLB debut.

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Skipping Triple-A could be detrimental for some, but many people are confident in Sosa's Major-League readiness. White Sox infielder Chris Getz told MLB.com's Scott Merkin on Thursday that he knows Sosa is up for any challenge and that he can help the club with its World Series hopes.

Sosa certainly played his way out of Double-A this season, slashing .331/.384/.549 in 62 games (257 at-bats) thus far. He's smashed 14 home runs and driven in 48 runners over that span, showing discipline at the plate with only 40 strikeouts as well.

Injuries to infielders like Mendick and third baseman Yoan Moncada open the door for Sosa to impress the White Sox. If he can live up to the potential that the organization has for him, it might be tough for them to send the rookie back down to the minors.

It'll be interesting to see if Sosa makes his MLB when the White Sox begin a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday at 8:10 p.m. ET. FanDuel Sportsbook currently has Chicago as the -156 favorite on the moneyline, while Baltimore sits at +132.

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