Vaughn will bat fifth and play second base Thursday against the Royals.
It's certainly a fun curiosity that a player who was thought to be a defensively-limited first baseman has spent most of his rookie season in the outfield and will now start a game as a middle infielder. That said, this could well be the only game Vaughn starts at second base in his career, and he's very unlikely to pick up positional eligibility there in most fantasy formats, as the White Sox acquired Cesar Hernandez in a trade with Cleveland on Thursday. Hernandez should spend the rest of the year as the primary second baseman once he links up with his new team.
Vaughn started in right field and went 1-for-4 in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Royals.
Vaughn, who had played mostly in left field this season, moved across the outfield to accommodate the return of Eloy Jimenez. This was his first start and second appearance as a right fielder. White Sox manager Tony La Russa said he didn't expect Jimenez's return to cost Vaughn at-bats, and he meant it. It's unclear if Vaughn will be the primary right fielder going forward, or if that could change when Luis Robert (hip) returns. Although Robert is a center fielder, La Russa could opt for a better fielder in right, like Adam Engel or Brian Goodwin. In that event, Vaughn could get regular at-bats as the designated hitter.
Vaughn will get playing time in right field now that Eloy Jimenez is healthy and active, Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Manager Tony La Russa expressed confidence in Vaughn's ability to play right field. The White Sox have enjoyed flexibility at the designated hitter spot since demoting Yermin Mercedes, and putting Jimenez in left field will allow that to remain the case.
Vaughn started in left field and went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Monday's 4-3 loss to Kansas City.
Monday's game marked the return of Eloy Jimenez (who served as the designated hitter) from a pectoral injury that had forced him to the sideline since the end of spring training. Jimenez is normally the White Sox's starter in left field, which is where Vaughn has been a regular presence this season. The two are expected to share both jobs, as manager Tony La Russa said he doesn't expect Jimenez's return to cost Vaughn too many at-bats. The rookie has hit safely in six straight contests, going 10-for-21 with a home run, four doubles and five RBI.
Vaughn started in left field and went 1-for-4 with a double in Sunday's 3-1 win over Milwaukee.
Vaughn has been playing regularly in left field, but that's about to change with Monday's pending return of Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) from the 60-day injured list. Vaughn, whose bat was quiet early in the season, is swinging the bat much better recently, slashing .351/.373/.636 over the last 22 games. White Sox manager Tony La Russa told Andrew Wagner of MLB.com that he doesn't believe Jimenez's return would "take at-bats away from" Vaughn, which likely means he'll be the primary designated hitter.
Vaughn went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Friday's 7-1 loss to Milwaukee.
The 23-year-old prevented the White Sox from being shut out when he launched an eighth-inning solo shot to center field off Milwaukee reliever Hunter Strickland. Vaughn has gone 6-for-9 with a homer, two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored across his last three games. He's slashing .255/.318/.453 with 11 long balls, 29 RBI, 41 runs scored and 20 doubles through 299 plate appearances.
Vaughn entered Tuesday's game as a pinch hitter and singled in his lone plate appearance during a 9-5 win over the Twins.
The Twins grabbed the lead in the top half of the eighth inning but it was short-lived, as Vaughn, pinch-hitting for Seby Zavala, plated Adam Engel with the tying run before the White Sox tacked on four more scores in the frame. It was just Vaughn's second hit in 18 at-bats since returning from the All-Star break.
Vaughn is not starting Tuesday's game against the Twins.
The rookie has gone 1-for-17 since the All-Star break after hitting .351 with three home runs in 10 games to start the month. Vaughn gets the day off while Brian Goodwin fills in at right field.
Vaughn went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four total RBI in Sunday's win over the Orioles.
Vaughn went deep in the fourth inning with a solo shot and then added a three-run blast off Cole Sulser in the sixth, giving him 10 long balls on the season. The first baseman snapped a drought of seven games without a homer and has now quietly assembled a three-game hitting streak, with two multi-hit games in the process.
Vaughn isn't starting Wednesday against Minnesota.
Vaughn had started in each of the last nine games, and he recorded hits in seven of those appearances. The 23-year-old hit .355 with two home runs, two doubles, seven runs and five RBI during that time, but he'll get a breather while Billy Hamilton starts in left field and bats eighth.
Vaughn went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and a second run scored in Friday's 8-2 win over Detroit.
The 23-year-old's first hit of the game came in the seventh inning when he doubled and scored on a Danny Mendick sacrifice fly. Vaughn added a solo shot as part of Chicago's five-run ninth inning. He's gone 8-for-13 with two homers, five RBI and six runs scored across his last four games. The sudden surge has lifted his slash line to .246/.317/.436 with eight home runs, 22 RBI, 34 runs scored and a stolen bases through 240 plate appearances. He's seen everyday action in left field since Jake Lamb (quadriceps) was placed on the injured list.
Vaughn moved from left field to third base after Yoan Moncada (hand) was removed from Thursday's game against the Twins in the fourth inning.
Vaughn handled the assignment cleanly for four innings before he was replaced by Leury Garcia (undisclosed) in the eighth. Garcia had been scratched from the original starting lineup due to an undisclosed injury; that appears to be the reason why he wasn't brought in initially to replace Moncada. Instead Vaughn, a first baseman that's been converted to left field this season, played third base for the first time in the majors. The move appears to be a temporary one, as the fact Garcia felt well enough to enter the game suggests his undisclosed injury is not serious. In addition, the White Sox are considering calling up Jake Burger, a natural third baseman.
Vaughn went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and an additional run and RBI in Wednesday's 13-3 win over the Twins.
Vaughn's home run -- one of six on the day for the White Sox -- put Chicago up 3-1 in the second inning. He would add a sacrifice fly to his ledger in the fifth inning, allowing him to establish a new single-game career high in RBI. The rookie had driven in only two runs over his previous 18 games combined.
Vaughn entered the first game of Sunday's doubleheader as a pinch runner for an injured Jose Abreu (knee) and stayed in the game to play first base. He went 0-for-1 in his lone plate appearance and stole a base.
Abreu was hit by a pitch and forced to leave the game in the sixth inning. Vaughn was in the starting lineup for the second game of the doubleheader but in left field, while Yasmani Grandal slotted in at first base to replace Abreu. X-rays on Abreu came back negative, and he's listed as day-to-day.
Vaughn isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners.
Vaughn has gone 1-for-14 with a double and two strikeouts across his last four appearances, and he'll be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games. Jake Lamb will start in left field and bat sixth.
Vaughn isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
Vaughn went 0-for-8 with a strikeout across the last two games, and he'll get a breather for Wednesday's series finale. Luis Gonzalez will start in left field and bat eighth.
Vaughn went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Astros.
Vaughn proved that his face contusion wasn't an issue after reaching base three times Saturday, including a solo home run off Framber Valdez in the seventh inning. The rookie hasn't been a very consistent hitter this season, as he's batting .236, but his role has increased due to multiple injuries to teammates. He will likely get better with experience as he has shown the ability to get on base multiple times in three of his last five games.
Vaughn (face) will bat seventh and play left field Saturday against the Astros.
Vaughn exited Friday's game with a facial contusion after getting hit by a throw while running the bases. The injury evidently wasn't a particularly serious one, as he won't wind up missing a single contest.
Vaughn left Friday's game against the Astros with a facial contusion.
Vaughn was hit in the face by a throw while running out a double in the sixth inning Friday, and he was removed from the game in the bottom of the eighth inning. He's currently considered day-to-day, but Jake Lamb could see increased at-bats if Vaughn is forced to miss additional time.
Vaughn went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Rays.
It was Vaughn's second three-hit showing of 2021, and his first multi-hit game since May 27. Injuries in the White Sox's lineup, specifically to Eloy Jimenez (pectoral), have thrust Vaughn into a more substantial role than expected in 2021 and he's struggled with a .231 average, but performances like Wednesday's can be invaluable to the 23-year-old's confidence going forward.
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