White Sox rookie slugger Yermin Mercedes appears to retire weeks after demotion: 'It's over'

White Sox rookie slugger Yermin Mercedes appears to retire weeks after demotion: 'It's over'

White Sox rookie slugger Yermin Mercedes appears to retire weeks after demotion: 'It's over' Mercedes started off hot for Chicago but after an incident in May he really cooled off Chicago White Sox rookie slugger Yermin Mercedes raised eyebrows Wednesday night when he abruptly announced he was going to retire from baseball amid a roller coaster season. Mercedes, who had been in the White Sox minor league system recently, posted an image of the words "it’s over" on Instagram. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "First of all, I want to thank God for giving me life to the fans that without them I’m nothing," he wrote. "I walked away from baseball for a while. God bless you. It’s over." White Sox manager Tony La Russa said after the team’s game against the Minnesota Twins he hadn’t heard about it until the press conference. "You’re at Triple-A, you’ve tasted the big leagues, you can get emotional. But I don’t know more than that," La Russa said. KEPLER, POLANCO POWER TWINS PAST AL CENTRAL-LEADING CHICAGO "As you probably know, …
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