Collins will sit for the second straight game in the first half of Monday's doubleheader against Minnesota.
The consecutive games on the bench likely don't represent a significant downturn in playing time for Collins, as he was never expected to start twice in one day. Seby Zavala will be behind the plate for the afternoon game, but Collins should return to the lineup for the nightcap.
Collins is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.
Collins has taken over as the White Sox's No. 1 catcher since Yasmani Grandal (knee) was placed on the injured list July 6. He'll merely be getting a routine breather for the series finale after starting behind the plate Friday and Saturday.
Collins went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 10-1 win over the Astros.
Not only did Collins guide ace Lucas Giolito through a complete-game gem, he opened the scoring for the White Sox with the first of back-to-back home runs in the third inning. Tim Anderson followed him with what turned out to be the game-winning hit. With Yasmani Grandal (knee) at least another two weeks away, Collins is expected to be the primary backstop during that time.
Collins is not starting Sunday's series finale against the Orioles.
An 0-for-3 effort Saturday dropped Collins' average to .263 in 19 at-bats this month. Seby Zavala will bat ninth Sunday and catch Dylan Cease for the first time.
Collins is not starting Friday against the Orioles.
Collins is in line to get the bulk of the starts behind the plate going forward with Yasmani Grandal (knee) out for at least the next month. He'll get a breather Friday as Seby Zavala catches Dallas Keuchel.
Collins isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Twins.
Collins started Tuesday's game after Yasmani Grandal (knee) was placed on the injured list, and he went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run. Seby Zavala will make his season debut behind the plate and bat ninth.
Collins went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Minnesota.
Collins becomes a more significant piece to the White Sox after it was learned that Yasmani Grandal will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a torn tendon in his left knee. Collins has struggled at the dish in the majors, including at the start of 2021, but he's slowly building respectable numbers. Since June 1, Collins is slashing .314/.386/.471, upping his season average to .236 in the process.
Collins went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a stolen base and a walk Thursday against the Twins.
Collins took Jorge Alcala yard in the sixth inning to record his third home run of the season. He also chipped in the first stolen base of his career -- something that should not be counted on moving forward. While Collins is typically buried on the depth chart, he could see some increased opportunities given the number of injuries the White Sox have suffered and the continued dip in playing time for Yermin Mercedes.
Collins went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in a win over the Mariners in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader.
Collins knocked an RBI double in the third inning and then cleared the bases with a three-run double in the fourth. It was his first multi-RBI game since June 16 and just his second since the start of May. He improved his OPS to .691 with 16 RBI and 11 extra-base hits through 119 plate appearances.
Collins went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Wednesday's 8-7 extra-inning win over Tampa Bay.
Collins finished off the scoring in the White Sox's four-run fourth inning with a two-run single, giving him six RBI over his last seven games. The backup catcher has hit safely in six of those seven contests, going 8-for-22 (.364) and raising his season average to .222.
Collins went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in the first game of Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland.
Collins snapped an 11-game run without an RBI and entered the contest batting .111 (3-for-27) during that drought. The White Sox have been pleased with the advancements he's made defensively, but Collins has not shown any improvement with the bat. He has a .622 OPS with 28 strikeouts over 72 at-bats.
Collins went a combined 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored while playing in both ends of Friday's doubleheader against the Royals.
Collins entered the first game after Yasmani Grandal moved to first base for an injured Jose Abreu (face), then as scheduled caught all seven innings in the nightcap. The young catcher has made better contact of late, going 7-for-18 with four extra-base hits and five runs scored over the last eight games.
Collins went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 3-0 win over the Royals.
Collins' fifth-inning solo shot gave the White Sox a lead they would never relinquish. It was the second homer of the season for the 26-year-old catcher/DH, who is batting just .220 over 41 at-bats.
Collins went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Rangers.
All three of Collins' hits were singles, but it was his third-inning walk that got him on base before he scored on a Nick Madrigal triple. Collins has one home run, five RBI, three runs scored and a .206/.289/.324 slash line across 38 plate appearances. He entered Sunday in an 0-for-15 skid.
Collins went 0-for-4 in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Red Sox.
Collins showed some promise early in the season, but he's mired in an 0-for-13 hitless streak that has dropped his batting average to .143. The White Sox are pleased with the developments he's made defensively behind the plate, but that could come at the expense of his offense.
Collins started at designated hitter and went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Mariners.
Collins made his second straight start and has a home run and five RBI in the two games. He started at catcher Tuesday and gave the hot-hitting Yermin Mercedes a breather at DH on Wednesday. If or when Mercedes falls back to earth, Collins could be in line for consistent DH work, particularly against right-handed pitching.
Collins went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, three RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 10-4 win over the Mariners.
Collins opened up the scoring in the second when he took Nick Margevicius deep to right field to give the White Sox an early 3-0 lead. The 26-year-old later roped a double into the gap in right-center field for the first multi extra-base hit game of his young career. Collins got the start behind the plate in this one while Yasmani Grandal got the night off, and he should continue to rotate in and out of the lineup at either catcher or DH.
Collins started at designated hitter and went 0-for-4 in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Angels.
Collins got the Opening Day call at DH, a spot that looked like it belonged to Andrew Vaughn all spring. It's unclear if manager Tony La Russa was simply rewarding Collins for a strong spring, or if the manager plans to use the left-handed Collins at DH against right-handers while Vaughn slots in against lefties. Vaughn will make his season debut Friday against lefty Andrew Heaney, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Collins, meanwhile, will catch Lance Lynn on Saturday. That Collins beat out Jonathan Lucroy to be the top backup catcher is a sign the team is pleased with the defensive advancements he's made this spring.
Collins will be on the White Sox's Opening Day roster as expected, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Collins' path appeared to be clear after the White Sox released Jonathan Lucroy, and he will indeed open the year as Yasmani Grandal's backup. Fellow bat-first catcher Yermin Mercedes has also made the team. Both Collins and Mercedes could spend time at designated hitter if the White Sox go forward with their plan of using Andrew Vaughn in left field.
Collins benefits from the White Sox releasing Jonathan Lucroy on Monday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Collins already had a bead on the Opening Day roster, but his chances were greatly enhanced with Lucroy's release. He made modest improvements behind the dish under the tutelage of catching instructor Jerry Narron and batted .295/.380/.523 with three home runs, one double and six RBI over 50 spring plate appearances.
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