Mendick went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Royals.
Mendick, an infielder by trade, started in right field for a second straight day and knocked in three runs in the weekend games. Adam Eaton, the White Sox's primary right fielder, took a seat against two left-handers. It's unclear if there will be a platoon going forward, or if manager Tony La Russa was being overly cautious with Eaton, who was recently nagged by knee and hamstring issues. With an off-day Monday, Eaton will have three full days of rest before Chicago kicks off a series Tuesday at home against the Twins.
Mendick started in right field and went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's victory over the Royals.
The right-handed hitter smashed a two-run shot off Daniel Lynch in what was a blowout from the first inning on. This was his first appearance in the outfield, as manager Tony La Russa navigates injuries to Eloy Jimenez (pectoral), Luis Robert (hip) and Adam Engel (hamstring). It was the first homer for Mendick and he is now slashing .350/.500/.500 in his small sample.
The White Sox recalled Mendick from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.
He'll assume the active roster spot of outfielder Luis Robert (hip), who was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Leury Garcia is expected to serve as the primary replacement for Robert in center field for at least the short term, which should allow Mendick to operate as Chicago's main utility infielder.
Mendick was returned to the alternate site after Thursday's doubleheader against Detroit.
Mendick came up to serve as the team's 27th man in the doubleheader. He didn't appear in either game but has gone 6-for-21 with two RBI and two runs scored this season.
Mendick was recalled from the alternate training site to serve as the 27th man in Thursday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
Mendick was sent down by the White Sox on Sunday, but he'll return to the major-league club on a short-term basis for Thursday's twin bill. The 27-year-old appeared in eight games to begin the year and went 6-for-21 with two RBI, two runs and a 5:5 BB:K. He'll likely return to the team's alternate camp following the doubleheader.
The White Sox optioned Mendick to their alternate training site Sunday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Mendick hadn't appeared in any of the White Sox's last three games, so the reserve infielder was deemed expendable with the team requiring an extra reliever due to none of Liam Hendriks, Aaron Bummer and Codi Heuer being available for Sunday's series finale against the Rangers. The White Sox recalled Jonathan Stiever in a corresponding move, and he should be capable of filling multiple innings behind starter Michael Kopech.
Mendick is not in Wednesday's lineup against Cleveland.
Leury Garcia is starting at shortstop and batting eighth. Tim Anderson is confirmed to be returning Thursday, so Mendick's run of potential starts has come to an end.
With Tim Anderson (hamstring) on target to return from the injured list Thursday, per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Mendick will lose playing time and possibly his roster spot.
Mendick has started five straight games since being called up as a roster replacement for Anderson, but those at-bats should dry up beginning Thursday. Mendick is 5-for-12 with five walks as a fill-in at shortstop.
Mendick started at shortstop and went 0-for-2 with two walks in Sunday's extra-inning loss to Kansas City.
Mendick has started all three games at shortstop since being called up after Tim Anderson (hamstring) was placed on the injured list. He's reached base in all three contests, rapping out four hits and four walks. It was thought that Leury Garcia would get most of the shortstop at-bats with Anderson on the shelf, but he's been dealing with a leg injury and returned to play the outfield Sunday.
Mendick went 3-for-3 with three singles and a walk in Thursday's 6-0 win over the Royals.
The 27-year-old is filling in nicely for Tim Anderson (hamstring) with four hits and two walks in two games this season. Mendick could earn more playing time even once Leury Garcia (leg) is healthy if he continues to supply offense from the bottom of the lineup.
Mendick started at shortstop and went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to Seattle.
Mendick was called up by the White Sox after the team placed Tim Anderson (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list. Leury Garcia is expected to get most of the starts in Anderson's place.
Mendick is starting Wednesday's game against Seattle.
Mendick was recalled by the White Sox after Tim Anderson (hamstring) was placed on the injured list Wednesday. While Leury Garcia should see most of the at-bats at shortstop in Anderson's absence, Mendick will start at shortstop and bat ninth in the series finale against the Mariners.
Mendick was recalled by the White Sox on Wednesday.
Mendick was sent to the White Sox's alternate training site to begin the year, but he'll be called up to serve as infield depth after Tim Anderson (hamstring) was placed on the injured list Wednesday. Leury Garcia should serve as the primary shortstop in Anderson's absence, but Mendick could see some playing time as a backup.
Mendick was optioned to the White Sox's alternate training site Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Mendick seemed to have a shot to break camp as a bench infielder, but the signing of Jake Lamb may have bumped him off the roster. He'll likely be one of the first names called up when the team needs an extra infielder, but the White Sox would have to suffer a few key injuries for him to see regular playing time.
Mendick was not in Tuesday's lineup for the first time in seven games as Nick Madrigal returned to action.
Madrigal had experienced residual soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder after making his spring debut March 8. Since then, Mendick has filled in at second base but moved back to the bench in favor of Madrigal. Mendick can move around the infield from second base to third base. He's 3-for-25 with one run scored in 12 spring games.
Mendick was optioned to the alternate training site Thursday.
The 26-year-old saw regular playing time at second base while Nick Madrigal was on the injured list, but he's appeared in only five games since the start of September. Mendick has a .243/.281/.383 slash line with three homers in 114 plate appearances and could rejoin the team when additional infield depth is needed.
Mendick started at third base Sunday in place of the injured Yoan Moncada (leg) and went 0-for-4 in a 5-2 win over Kansas City.
Mendick had a steady run at second base when Nick Madrigal was sidelined by a shoulder injury, but with the rookie returning over the weekend, Mendick is back to a depth role. Moncada is expected to return Monday.
Mendick was replaced at second base by the returning Nick Madrigal on Saturday.
Mendick had been a fixture at second base and at the bottom of the White Sox's order while Madrigal rehabbed a shoulder injury. He took advantage of the opportunity with a .757 OPS and three home runs, but Madrigal is a top prospect and will be the primary starter going forward.
Mendick went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Wednesday's 10-3 win against Pittsburgh.
The 26-year-old capped off the White Sox's four-run second inning by hitting a two-run shot to right field. Mendick has been a fixture at the bottom of the lineup with Nick Madrigal (shoulder) and Leury Garcia (thumb) sidelined, and he's taken advantage of the opportunity with a .266/.314/.443 slash line and nine runs, three homers and six RBI in 25 games.
Mendick went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Monday against the Tigers.
Mendick smacked his first home run of the season, taking Rony Garcia deep in the sixth inning. He's gotten regular playing time in the absence of both Leury Garcia (thumb) and Nick Madrigal (shoulder), and has held his own by maintaining a .275/.327/.412 line across 55 plate appearances. However, he has batted exclusively in the bottom third of the order, limiting him to five runs scored and only one RBI.
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|04/19||@ BOS||L 4-11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|04/13||vs CLE||L 0-2||2||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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