White Sox's Yermín Mercedes back with Triple-A team shortly after saying he was leaving baseball
Chicago White Sox rookie designated hitter Yermin Mercedes has returned to the team's Triple-A affiliate, just a day after suggesting on his Instagram account that he was taking a leave from the sport.
According to James Fegan of The Athletic, Mercedes is not only with the Charlotte Knights ahead of their game on Thursday against the Durham Bulls, but he 's also in uniform and on the active roster. Mercedes had posted an image saying "it's over" on Wednesday night, accompanied by an apologetic caption. That post is now deleted.
In an Instagram post, Yermin Mercedes, an April sensation with the Chicago White Sox, says he's stepping "away from baseball for a while ... it's over." — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 22, 2021
Mercedes was sent to AAA earlier this month and had been playing well, hitting .309/.377/.655. pic.twitter.com/11P6EgpiKn
Mercedes took to Instagram again on Thursday, saying he's "never going to give up."
Mercedes was one of the biggest stories of the early weeks of the 2021 season. The 28-year-old batted .415/.455/.659 through the end of April with five home …
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