The Chicago White Sox announced this Sunday that they have removed the Dominican catcher from their list of 40 players in the Major Leagues. Yermin Mercedes, irregular performance in the season.
‘Yermín-ator’, born 29 years ago in La Romana, has been placed on assignment, which could mean the end of his tenure in the Chicago organization.
Mercedes, who came to receive at the beginning of 2021 the reward rookie of the month in the American League, he ran afoul of manager Tony La Russa by breaking an unwritten rule in baseball.
The Dominican made a ‘swing’ on a 0-3 count during a game that the White Sox won 15-4 against the Minnesota Twins.
As punishment, ‘Yermín-ator’ was sent to the minor leagues and then he announced that he was quitting baseball, although shortly afterward he stated that he regretted such a decision.
Mercedes, who entered the minor league season recovering from surgery on his left hand, has appeared in 25 games, batting .230 with four homers and 13 RBIs.
The White Sox will have seven days to find a destination for the Dominican, who can also return to the Minor League, if he accepts it, or else he can declare himself a free agent.
The Chicago ninth also announced that the left-handed pitcher Aaron Bummer he will be away from the diamonds for fifteen days due to an injury. At the same time, they sent right-hander Davis Martin to the Minor League, brought in left-hander Tanner Banks and selected the catcher’s contract. Seby Zavala from his branch in Triple A.