Chicago White Sox fans were given a scare when outfielder/designated hitter Andrew Vaughn exited Friday's game against the Los Angeles Angels after he took a pitch to his right hand.
Fortunately, the fanbase can breathe a sigh of relief now that the results of Vaughn's X-rays have come back negative. The 23-year-old is now listed as being day-to-day but will be forced to miss Saturday's afternoon rematch against the Angels.
Andrew Vaughn Injury Update
This isn't Vaughn's first injury concern over the last month or so, it's it great news knowing that he won't miss too much time.
The 2022 MLB season may still be young, but Vaughn has already proven himself as one of the White Sox's top players. He paces his entire time with four home runs and 12 RBIs, as well as with his .556 slugging and .367 on-base percentage.
With Vaughn joining Eloy Jimenez on the sidelines, the left side of Chicago's outfield is fairly weak. The starting role will be given to veteran outfielder AJ Pollock, who has a .992 fielding percentage in 164 games played in left field. Still, he's 34 years old and nearing the end of his career.
Either way, the White Sox need most of their team to step up if they hope to turn the season around.
It isn't all bad news for the organization, though. FanDuel Sportsbook is still listing the White Sox as having +1300 odds (T-No. 6) to go on to win the 2022 World Series.
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