Mercedes isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Rays.
Mercedes has gone 0-for-8 with five strikeouts across his last two appearances, and he'll retreat to the bench for the second time in the last four games. Yasmani Grandal will serve as the designated hitter while Zack Collins starts behind the plate.
Mercedes is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Mercedes will get a breather as Jose Abreu moves to DH and Yasmani Grandal shifts to first base Sunday. Mercedes is just 6-for-33 with no homers in June, though he did log two hits in Saturday's win.
Mercedes went 2-for-6 with three RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 15-2 win over the Tigers.
Mercedes has hit his first sustained slump, entering Saturday's contest with just eight hits over his past 64 at-bats (.125 average). Manager Tony La Russa tried moving him to second in the order the previous two games in an effort to break the slump. A positive sign is that Saturday's effort was the third time in the last four games he's had a hit. Despite the slump, Mercedes remains second on the club with 34 RBI.
Mercedes isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Mercedes went 1-for-7 with a run, a walk and a strikeout across his last two games. Jake Lamb will serve as the designated hitter and bat second.
Mercedes isn't starting Saturday's game against the Tigers.
Mercedes will get a breather after he went 1-for-26 with two runs, two RBI and four walks across his last eight games. Yasmani Grandal will serve as the designated hitter while Zack Collins starts at catcher.
Mercedes went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's 5-1 win over Baltimore.
Mercedes got the White Sox on the board with a second-inning solo shot, then plated a pair of insurance runs in the seventh with a single. His blistering hot April has cooled off in May, but Mercedes has stayed relevant in the middle of the order, batting .263 (21-for-80) with 13 RBI over 23 games this month.
Mercedes went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's win over the Cardinals.
Mercedes has recorded four multi-hit appearances over his last seven games while going hitless in the other three in that stretch, so he's been quite inconsistent -- which was likely to be the case following his torrid start to the campaign. Still, Mercedes is hitting .279 with a .724 OPS across 74 plate appearances this month.
Mercedes went 3-for-6 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Monday's 16-4 rout of the Twins.
He capped off a wild night for the White Sox offense by taking position player Willians Astudillo deep in the ninth inning. Mercedes' fairy-tale season continues, and the 28-year-old rookie is hitting .364 with six homers and 25 RBI through 36 games.
Mercedes isn't starting Thursday's game against Minnesota.
Mercedes had recorded hits in each of the last five games and went 7-for-21 with a triple, a double, five RBI and three runs during that time. Jose Abreu will serve as the designated hitter while Jake Lamb starts at first base.
Mercedes went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over Kansas City.
Mercedes did all of his damage early in Sunday's game. He tripled in a run in the second inning and then brought home two runs with a third-inning double. The 28-year-old breakout star continues to dominate opposing pitching with a .373/.407/.598 slash line and 12 extra-base hits.
Mercedes is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds.
As expected, Mercedes will remain on the bench for the second straight game in Cincinnati with the designated hitter not being available. Mercedes should make his return to the lineup Friday in Kansas City.
Mercedes is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds.
The White Sox won't have the designated hitter available for their two-game series in Cincinnati, so expect Mercedes to remain on the bench both Tuesday and Wednesday. He'll likely rejoin the starting nine Friday, when the White Sox open a three-game series in Kansas City.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Mercedes wasn't scratched from the lineup Sunday against Cleveland for any reason related to injury, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
The skipper noted that Mercedes reported late to the ballpark Sunday, but La Russa said the 28-year-old's late arrival wasn't the reason why he was held out of the lineup. Instead, La Russa suggested it was a close call whether to use Mercedes or Jake Lamb as the team's designated hitter Sunday, and the manager ultimately chose to go with Lamb. After Sunday, the White Sox will play a two-game series in Cincinnati on Tuesday and Wednesday, and with no designated hitter available in the National League park, Mercedes is expected to sit out both contests. With that in mind, fantasy managers are probably best off leaving Mercedes on the bench for Chicago's upcoming five-game week.
Mercedes was scratched from the starting lineup ahead of Sunday's game against Cleveland for an unspecified reason.
The White Sox initially announced Mercedes as their starting designated hitter and No. 5 hitter for the series finale, but he'll instead get the day off while Jake Lamb replaces him in the lineup. Expect the team to provide more information regarding why Mercedes was removed from the lineup later Sunday, but it's possible he may just be getting a maintenance day. Mercedes had started in 14 of the White Sox's last 15 games.
Mercedes went 1-for-4 with a solo shot in Thursday's win over Tigers in the second leg of the doubleheader.
The 28-year-old rookie sensation hit a 449-foot home run off Alex Lange in the fifth inning. Mercedes' amazing rookie campaign continues, as he's hit safely in five straight games and is slashing .423/.464/.729 for the season.
Mercedes isn't starting Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
Mercedes had recorded hits in each of the last four games, but he'll get a breather for Thursday's matinee. Jose Abreu will serve as the designated hitter while Jake Lamb starts at first base.
Mercedes went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Friday's 9-7 win over the Rangers.
Mercedes drove in two runs with a third-inning single and a later plated another with a double in the seventh. The breakout star is up to 15 RBI and nine extra-base hits with a 1.161 OPS through 67 plate appearances this season.
Mercedes (foot) is batting seventh as the designated hitter Friday against the Rangers.
The 28-year-old exited Tuesday's matchup with Cleveland after fouling a ball off his left foot, but he won't end up missing any time due to Wednesday's postponement and Thursday's scheduled off day. Mercedes is enjoying a breakout start to the season with a .390/.429/.661 slash line, four homers, four doubles, 12 RBI and seven runs through 16 games.
Mercedes left Tuesday's game against Cleveland after fouling a ball off his left foot, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being replaced in the field during the fifth inning after fouling a ball off his foot earlier in the contest. Mercedes could take a seat for Wednesday's series finale to provide two full days of rest with a scheduled off day Thursday.
Mercedes went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against Boston. He went 0-for-3 in the first game.
Mercedes belted his team-high fourth home run during a three-run fourth inning, and the White Sox's pitching made sure that was enough. He hasn't stopped hitting since that 5-for-5 on Opening Day. Mercedes has hit safely in all but two of his 12 starts and carries a 1.173 OPS into Monday's series finale, the traditional Patriots' Day game that starts at 11:00 AM.
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