“Oscar Colas is going to be given every opportunity to” end up being a daily right fielder, White Sox supervisor Pedro Grifol claimed in a current meeting on 670 The Score’s Inside The Clubhouse program (partial records right here). This does not imply that Colas has a clear course to a beginning task, nonetheless, as Grifol claimed Gavin Sheets, Jake Marisnick, Leury Garcia, as well as also Eloy Jimenez will certainly additionally be completing for time in ideal area. In Jimenez’s situation, he’ll still be Chicago’s key DH, yet Grifol claimed Jimenez might show up in ideal area “a day or two a week if possible and keeping him athletic and keeping him working on the defensive side, because I know that helps on the offensive side as well.”
Given Jimenez’s injury background as well as his poor glovework as a left fielder, it is clear he’ll be taking a rear on the outfield deepness graph, as the Sox would certainly like to see Colas arise at the major league degree. A highly-touted finalizing out of Cuba, Colas really did not play throughout 2020-21 yet struck.314/.371/.524 with 23 homers over 526 consolidated plate looks with 3 various White Sox associates. That consists of just a seven-game job at Triple- A, yet the White Sox appear positive that Colas will certainly await the majors perhaps as quickly as Opening Day.
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