The White Sox optioned Delmonico to Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday. Delmonico's hopes of making the Opening Day roster may have ended after the White Sox came to terms with top prospect Eloy Jimenez on a six-year, $43 million contract earlier in the week, likely ensuring that the 22-year-old will break camp with the big club. Prior to getting cut, Delmonico had missed time this spring due to a concussion, but he recently returned to the Cactus League lineup and should be ready to play on a regular basis once the International League season commences.
Delmonico (concussion) will serve as the White Sox's designated hitter and will bat cleanup in Monday's Cactus League game against the White Sox. Delmonico will check back into the lineup for the first time since March 7 after passing through all phases of the MLB's concussion protocol. The White Sox won't expose him to defensive work just yet, but expect Delmonico to see some action in the outfield before the Cactus League schedule winds down. The 26-year-old still appears in decent shape to crack the White Sox's Opening Day roster.
Delmonico (concussion) could return as a designated hitter Monday against the Giants, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Delmonico has been out for 10 days with a concussion after crashing into a gate to make a defensive play. He recently returned to baseball activities and could be back in the lineup soon as long as he passes concussion protocol.
Delmonico (concussion) will take part in baseball activities Friday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Delmonico suffered the concussion last week against the Brewers and has been going through workouts this week, but he had yet to be cleared for baseball activities. According to Merkin, the 26-year-old will face concussion testing after participating in baseball activities, and if all goes well he could return to game action in a few days.
Delmonico (concussion) was able to ride an exercise bike Monday and could receive full clearance for baseball activities by the weekend, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Delmonico was diagnosed with a minor concussion after colliding with the left-field fence in a Cactus League game one week earlier against the Brewers. The White Sox shut Delmonico down for the next three days before he resumed light activity Monday. The 26-year-old apparently experienced no recurrence of the concussion symptoms while biking, but he'll still have to pass through three more phases of the MLB's protocol for head injuries before being ready to rejoin the lineup.