White Sox announce Mendick out for season
By: Mike Stiles - Friday, June 24, 2022

Danny Mendick (photo courtesy of AP)

(CHICAGO) – Chicago White Sox utility man Danny Mendick will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Team officials made that announcement Thursday, and also said that outfielder Adam Engel is headed to the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring. Mendick was playing shortstop when he collided with left fielder Adam Haseley on a foul popup in Wednesday's 9-5 loss to Toronto. He'll need surgery, although a date has not been scheduled. Mendick was on crutches in the White Sox clubhouse on Thursday and said he expected to ready for spring training in February. He batted .289 with three homers and 15 RBIs in 31 games. Engel strained the hamstring in the third inning on Wednesday. He's had a similar injury before and said Thursday that this one didn't seem especially severe. The White Sox recalled infielder/outfielder Gavin Sheets from Triple-A Charlotte and selected the contract of infielder Lenyn Sosa from Double-A Birmingham to fill the open spots on their banged-up roster. Sheets started in right field on Thursday night as Chicago opened a four-game series with Baltimore. During Wednesday’s game, Josh Harrison left with a right triceps contusion after being hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative, and the team said he is day-to-day. Harrison was replaced in the lineup by the 22 year old Sosa, who was hitting .331 with 14 home runs, and 48 RBIs in 62 games for Birmingham this season. Chicago also transferred outfielder Eloy Jiminez to the 60-day IL. Jimenez, out since April 24 with a right hamstring tendon tear, has been on a rehab assignment with Charlotte.