White Sox Yermin Mercedes makes shocking announcement amid Tony La Russa freeze out
The Chicago White Sox are in first place in the American League Central and have long been pegged as one of the favorites to win the American League pennant. However, on Wednesday came a shocking announcement from catcher Yermin Mercedes, who announced his decision to walk away from the game.
In an Instagram post, Yermin Mercedes, an April sensation with the Chicago White Sox, says he's stepping "away from baseball for a while … it's over."
Mercedes was sent to AAA earlier this month and had been playing well, hitting .309/.377/.655. pic.twitter.com/11P6EgpiKn
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Mercedes didn’t get into much specifics and appeared to have caught everybody off guard with the announcement on Wednesday.
“…to all the teams I participated by not tolerating the decisions of them, to everybody who as a human being eh failed. I apologize and thus I walked away from baseball for a while.”
It is quite a shocking turn of events. Mercedes came into the season and caught fire in April for the Sox. However, he somehow fell out of favor with Tony La Russa and was then sent down to Triple-A after some struggles.
Now the White Sox youngster has decided to call it a career, to the surprise of everybody. If Mercedes comes back eventually or not is up in the air.
From a talented young player that was on a roll to start the season, to go to Triple-A, and now out of baseball in a matter of months is not something we ordinary see.
Hopefully everything is alright with Yermin Mercedes.