Mazara was non-tendered by the White Sox on Wednesday.
This was set to be the final year of arbitration for the 25-year-old outfielder, but he will hit the open market a year early. Mazara is coming off a dreadful shortened season, during which he slashed .228/.295/.294 -- career-low marks in all three ratios. He will likely catch on elsewhere, but the shine has come all the way off for the former top prospect.
Mazara sits for Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Athletics on Wednesday.
Mazara sits even with a right-hander (Chris Bassitt) on the mound for Oakland. Adam Engel remains in the lineup after going 2-for-4 with a homer in the series opener.
Mazara will be on the bench Tuesday against lefty Jesus Luzardo and the Athletics in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round.
Mazara started against just four of the 14 southpaws the White Sox have faced this season. He'll likely be in the lineup for Game 2 against righty Chris Bassitt. Adam Engel starts in right field Tuesday.
Mazara is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians.
Mazara will cede his spot in the outfield to Adam Engel after starting each of the White Sox's previous five games. With a career-low .578 OPS and a career-worst 31.3 percent strikeout percentage on the season, Mazara has been a disappointment in his first season on the South Side, but Engel nor reserve outfielder Jarrod Dyson appear to be serious threats to his everyday spot in the lineup.
Mazara went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Reds.
It took 35 games, but Mazara finally connected on his first homer of the year, taking Trevor Bauer deep in the fifth inning for the game's first run. The 25-year-old outfielder has had a rough first season overall in Chicago, slashing a sluggish .223/.298/.295.
Mazara is not in the lineup Thursday against the Twins.
Mazara is 0-for-10 over his past three games and will head to the bench for Thursday's series finale. Jarrod Dyson takes over in right field for the White Sox.
Mazara is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins.
He is in a 2-for-19 skid at the plate over his last six games, so Mazara will head to the bench even with righty Randy Dobnak on the hill for Minnesota. Adam Engel gets the start in right field and will bat eighth.
Mazara isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Royals.
Mazara smacked two hits with a run and one strikeout Friday, but he'll take a breather Saturday. Adam Engel will start in right field in his place.
Mazara isn't starting Thursday against the Royals.
Mazara went 1-for-8 with four strikeouts over the past two games, and he'll come off the bench Thursday. Adam Engel will take over in right field.
Mazara went 1-for-4 with a single in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Twins.
Mazara's last eight hits -- and 14 of his 17 on the season -- have been singles. This is a player that averaged 20 home runs the last four seasons in Texas. He told Scott Merkin of MLB.com that missing time early in the season due to a strep throat set back his power stroke. "I spent two weeks at my home without grabbing a bat," Mazara said. "So, those two weeks really did me dirty, and when I came back, I was like lost. I was just going out there and trying to grind, trying to have good at-bats." Mazara has a career-low .286 slugging percentage in 2020.
Mazara will sit Monday in Minnesota.
Mazara sits for the second straight game with the White Sox facing another lefty in Rich Hill. Adam Engel gets the start in right field in his absence.
Mazara is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.
With lefty Kris Bubic on the bump for Kansas City, the lefty-hitting Mazara will retreat to the bench in favor of Adam Engel. Mazara has been solid enough against right-handed pitching this season (.270/.336/.456 slash line, 102 wRC+), so he should continue to hold down the large side of a platoon in right field.
Mazara is not in Friday's lineup against the Royals.
He has heated up a little at the plate, albeit with little pop. Mazara is hitting .313 with zero home runs, 10 strikeouts and zero walks in 32 at-bats over his last eight games. Adam Engel gets the start in right field against lefty Danny Duffy.
Mazara isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.
Mazara recorded four hits over the past two games, and he'll take a breather for the series opener against the Pirates. Adam Engel will start in right field.
Mazara went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs.
After a cold start to the year, Mazara has warmed up a bit with multiple hits in two straight games. Over the last week, he's hitting .321 (9-for-28), but with just one extra-base hit (a double) and 10 strikeouts. A three-time 20-homer guy who hit 19 last year, Mazara still hasn't gone yard in 60 plate appearances in 2020.
Mazara will be on the bench against lefty Jon Lester and the Cubs on Friday.
Mazara had started against each of the last three lefties the White Sox faced, but he'll retreat to the bench for this one. Adam Engel gets the start in right field.
Mazara went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 10-4 win over the Tigers.
Mazara was one of three White Sox players to record multiple hits and, as a result, he pushed his hitting streak to three games. Despite this promising streak, Mazara is still only hitting .222 with a .627 OPS in 2020.
Mazara isn't starting Tuesday against the Tigers.
After going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the series opener Monday, Mazara will take a seat Tuesday. Adam Engel is starting in right field and batting ninth.
Mazara went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Cleveland.
Mazara's back in the lineup after missing one game due to a foot injury. He started against right-handers Saturday and Sunday, going 1-for-5 with a double, three walks and run scored over the weekend. He'll likely be in the lineup Monday against Detroit right-hander Michael Fulmer. The left-handed hitting Mazara, who has a dubious history against southpaws, has just one at-bat against left-handers.
Mazara (foot) is in the lineup Saturday against Cleveland.
Mazara exited Thursday's game with a bruised foot that also forced him to miss Friday's contest, but X-rays came back negative. He'll reclaim his spot in right field and bat fifth Saturday.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/01||@ OAK||L 4-6||4||0||2||0||2||1||0|
|09/30||@ OAK||L 3-5||2||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/27||vs CHC||L 8-10||5||1||2||0||1||0||0|
|09/26||vs CHC||W 9-5||3||1||1||0||1||1||0|
|09/25||vs CHC||L 0-10||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/24||@ CLE||L 4-5||3||0||1||0||2||0||0|
|09/22||@ CLE||L 3-5||2||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2015||AAA-Round Rock Express||20||81||11||29||4||0||1||13||5||10||0||0||.358||.409||.444|
|2018||AAA-Round Rock Express||4||12||1||5||0||0||0||2||--||2||0||0||.417||.417||.417|