The Chicago White Sox have another hole to plug.
They’ve already spent the first two months and change of the regular season attempting to make up for the absence of Eloy Jiménez in left field and the last month and change trying to make up for Luis Robert’s absence in center.
And at least initially, with another everyday position player afflicted by a months-long injury recovery, they’ll utilize a similar strategy at second base in the absence of Nick Madrigal, who’s torn hamstring, depending on what course of action the White Sox take, could wipe away the remainder of his 2021 season.
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Danny Mendick and Leury García are the next men up, as the baseball cliche goes.
“That’s the two guys who will get the playing time,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “Danny is a quality player. … Leury will have that double duty, where he’s playing right tonight and play second some during the weekend. We don’t want to run him into the ground.
“Two guys will play second, and they’re excellent. You’ve seen García and Mendick play second, they offer a lot.
Mendick was a Gold Glove finalist at the position a year ago. And García might be called on to play the infield more often than he’s been playing the outfield, explaining why the White Sox brought veteran Brian Goodwin up from Triple-A instead of an infielder…