As the Chicago White Sox close in on an AL Central division title, they'll have to do so without rookie outfielder Andrew Vaughn. He is heading to the 10-day injured list after missing several games over the weekend with sore legs.
Fortunately, this doesn't appear to be an ailment that will sideline him for an extended period of time, rather just some much-needed rest for the rookie.
Andrew Vaughn Injury Update
White Sox manager Tony La Russa was rather coy when he discussed the injury, saying "He's got real achy legs. It's hard for him to swing, and he can’t run. He's just unavailable."
It's easy to chalk this up as a rookie running out of gas in his first MLB season. The baseball season is quite a marathon compared to the 144-game slate in Triple-A, the 138-game slate in Double-A and the 132-game slate in Single-A ball.
In fact, partly thanks to the effects of the COVID pandemic on Minor League Baseball, Vaughn has never played more than 55 games in a previous MiLB season. He's up to 120 games played for the White Sox this season, another notch about how important the rookie has been to this team's success.
Vaughn is slashing .240/.314/.409 this year with 15 home runs and 45 RBIs across 396 at-bats. He's a very versatile defender as well, seeing game in action in both corner outfield spots, first base, second base and third base.
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