Rondon is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins. Rondon started each of the past three games at shortstop, going hitless across nine at-bats. All three of his starts came with left-handed pitchers on the mound for the opposition, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Rondon will check out of the lineup with a right-hander (Trevor Richards) on the hill for Miami. Ryan Goins will step in at shortstop and should continue to man the large side of a platoon at the position.
Rondon went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Oakland. Rondon started at shortstop Sunday and knocked in a run for the third consecutive game. Leury Garcia has been the primary fill-in for the injured Tim Anderson (ankle) at short, but Rondon will see an occasional start until Anderson is ready to return.
Rondon is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs. Rondon will be on the bench for the third time in four games after it appeared earlier in the week that he might take over as the White Sox's primary designated hitter following the release of Yonder Alonso. With Rondon batting just .159 since the beginning of June, however, manager Rick Renteria may be more inclined to simply rotate a number of options at DH rather than having one player handle the job.
Rondon went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's loss to the Tigers. Rondon hit his third homer of the season in the fourth inning off Matthew Boyd. His season slash line still sits at an ugly .195/.267/.293 in 46 games.
Rondon will start at second base and bat seventh Wednesday against the Red Sox. Rondon will fill in for an ailing Yolmer Sanchez (illness) for the third straight game. Along with Sanchez, Tim Anderson (ankle) will be on the bench, leaving the White Sox with little depth in the middle infield. The team is expected to place Anderson on the 10-day injured list Friday, potentially creating more opportunities for Rondon and Leury Garcia to see work at shortstop.
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