Yermin Mercedes Stepping Away From Baseball “Indefinitely”
White Sox designated hitter/catcher Yermin Mercedes introduced on Instagram tonight that he’s stepping away from baseball “indefinitely.” The 28-year-old thanked his household, agent Daniel Szew, and his former teammates earlier than concluding his submit with the phrases: “it’s over.”
It’s a shocking growth for a participant whose breakout efficiency was one of many greatest storylines of the early 2021 season. Mercedes began the season because the White Sox’ designated hitter and went 8-for-Eight to start the 12 months. Mercedes batted .368/.417/.571 via the season’s first 38 video games, however he adopted that up with a .150/.220/.196 throughout his subsequent 118 plate appearances.
The White Sox optioned Mercedes to Triple-A Charlotte again on July 2, and he’s been ripping via minor league pitching since that point. In 14 video games and 61 plate appearances, he’s batting .309/.377/.655 with 4 residence runs, 5 doubles and a triple.
Regardless of Mercedes’ submit tonight, the White Sox say they haven’t acquired any formal indication from the participant himself. The staff launched the next assertion:
“The White Sox are conscious of tonight’s Instagram submit by Yermín Mercedes, who’s at present on the energetic roster of our Class AAA staff in Charlotte, NC. At this cut-off date, the White Sox haven’t acquired any official notification from Yermín regarding his future plans.”
Extra to return.