Goodwin batted fourth and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double in Sunday's 8-2 loss to the Astros. White Sox manager Tony La Russa shook up the lineup after losing the first three games of the series to Houston, but Chicago mustered just three hits in the finale. Goodwin has started seven of nine games since being added to the roster and entered the two other games as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement. The White Sox are currently without the services of outfielders Adam Eaton (hamstring), Billy Hamilton (oblique), Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) and Luis Robert (hip). That leaves at-bats for Goodwin, Leury Garcia (knee), Jake Lamb and Andrew Vaughn.
Goodwin started in center field and went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Rays. Goodwin was part of the White Sox's two-run uprising in the third inning, but that's all the team could muster. The outfielder, who had his contract selected late last week, is in the mix for available at-bats in center and left field while the White Sox bide their time awaiting the returns of Luis Robert (hip) and Eloy Jimenez (pectoral). Goodwin is part of a group that includes Adam Engel, Leury Garcia, Jake Lamb and Andrew Vaughn.
Goodwin went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, five RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's 15-2 win over Detroit. The outfielder made his White Sox debut Saturday, and he also made an impact. Goodwin plated Tim Anderson with an RBI double in the first inning. In the second, Goodwin added a three-run home run. He got aboard with a walk and scored on a passed ball in the fifth, and then added one more RBI with a groundout in the eighth. In 2020, the 30-year-old slashed a poor .215/.299/.417 with six homers, 22 RBI, 17 runs scored and five stolen bases in 50 games between the Angels and the Reds. He's likely to serve as outfield depth while with the White Sox.
Goodwin had his contract selected by the White Sox on Thursday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. The 30-year-old joined Chicago on a minor-league deal in early May after being cut loose by Pittsburgh, and he'll take the roster spot of Nick Madrigal (hamstring), who landed on the 60-day injured list. Goodwin is unlikely to have a significant role with Adam Engel and Jake Lamb already available as depth options in the outfield.
Goodwin went 1-for-3 for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. Goodwin, who agreed to a minor-league deal earlier this week, could provide help in center field with Luis Robert (hip) sidelined for three months at minimum. It's unclear if/when Goodwin will join the White Sox, but the veteran brings speed and moderate pop that could be useful.