Yermin Mercedes RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yermin Mercedes Saga Highlights Huge Flaw in Tony La Russa's Managing Philosophy

    Bleacher Report "On Wednesday night, while the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals played on ESPN, there was a conversation about whether or not the Cubs might consider sending one of their relievers to the South Side before the trade deadline. The AL Central-leading Chicago White..." July 23

  • White Sox say apologetic Yermin Mercedes in uniform for Charlotte Knights

    Chicago Sun-Times "Less than 24 hours after saying he was stepping away from baseball, Yermin Mercedes was in uniform for the White Sox’ Triple-A Charlotte Knights for their game in Durham, N.C., on Thursday. That word came from the White Sox, who learned from everyone else Wednesday that..." July 22

  • Chicago White Sox demote struggling Yermin Mercedes to Triple-A

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago White Sox sent struggling slugger Yermin Mercedes down to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. The 28-year-old designated hitter was the American League Rookie of the Month in April with a .415 average, five homers and 16 RBIs in 22 games. July 02

  • White Sox rookie Yermín Mercedes eyeing HR derby: 'I want to be there' "Yermín Mercedes took a recent walk down a path of hypothetical individual accolades during an interview with Let’s start with being considered for the 2021 American League Rookie of the Year Award. The White Sox designated hitter simply wants to “keep..." June 07

  • Twins' Tyler Duffey suspended three games for throwing behind White Sox's Yermin Mercedes "Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Tyler Duffey has been suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch behind Yermin Mercedes of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Duffey is appealing the suspension and will remain on the active roster until his appeal can..." May 20

  • Six problems with how Tony La Russa handled the Yermín Mercedes situation

    CBS Sports "We've kind of gotten to a place where I'm a bit embarrassed for the parties involved when we, again, have to discuss baseball decorum. It just keeps happening and it's seemingly getting more and more dumb.  I will never understand when we got to this place where a 3-0..." May 20

  • Lucas Giolito says White Sox moving on from Yermin Mercedes controversy

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago White Sox have dealt with distractions from inside their own clubhouse over the past two days, and the players are desperately trying to put it all behind them. White Sox players have been essentially asked to pick sides after manager Tony La Russa criticized rookie..." May 19

  • Tim Anderson shares cryptic tweet amid Tony La Russa-Yermin Mercedes drama

    Sportress of Blogitude "  The drama surrounding Yermin Mercedes hitting a home run late in a blowout win over the Minnesota Twins earlier this week is threatening to derail the Chicago White Sox’s otherwise outstanding start to the season.   The manner in which White Sox..." May 19

  • Handling of Yermin Mercedes Situation is Tony La Russa’s Last Straw

    On Tap Sports Net "It is a manager’s duty to always be in the corner of his own players, and if he is not, he handles business behind closed doors. That has not happened with the White Sox in the last couple of days. Tony La Russa singled out 28-year-old slugger Yermín Mercedes..." May 19

  • Two ejections after Twins reliever throws behind White Sox's Yermin Mercedes; Tony La Russa says he's fine with it

    CBS Sports "One night after Chicago White Sox DH Yermin Mercedes homered on a 3-0 pitch from a position player with his team leading by 11 runs, the Minnesota Twins appeared to retaliate.  In the seventh inning of Tuesday's game, an eventual 5-4..." May 19

  • Tony La Russa: Yermin Mercedes 'made a mistake' hitting HR on 3-0 pitch in blowout

    The Score "If you play for Tony La Russa, violate baseball's unwritten rules at your own peril. The Chicago White Sox manager didn't approve of Yermin Mercedes hitting a home run off a 3-0 pitch during Monday's blowout against the Minnesota..." May 18

  • Nobody should be upset that Yermin Mercedes hit a 47 MPH 3-0 pitch for a homer in a blowout

    USA Today "I haven't seen this become a big deal on the internet yet, and that's the way it should stay. But let's break down what happened on Monday: the Chicago White Sox were blowing out the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning, up 15-4. The Twins had brought in position player..." May 18

  • Is Yermín Mercedes the newest late-blooming star? "While some players find success at a young age, others take years to reach their potential, grinding away until something finally clicks. Take White Sox designated hitter Yermín Mercedes, for example. After playing eight Minor League seasons with three organizations..." April 30

  • White Sox let DH Yermin Mercedes make pitching debut in blowout

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago White Sox resorted to desperation while trailing the Boston Red Sox in a blowout on Monday. White Sox starter Lucas Giolito got pounded and allowed eight hits, two walks and eight runs over 1-plus innings. That put the White Sox in a big hole early in the game, and matters..." April 19

  • Yermin Mercedes and Things That Travel Far

    The Big Lead "Coming into this spring Yermin Mercedes had 2,396 plate appearance in the minor leagues and one in the majors. Densely built at 5-foot-11 and 245 pounds, the first baseman did enough to make the Chicago White Sox as the team headed north to embark on a season where they are expected to contend...." April 09

  • Yermin Mercedes’ long road to the majors

    The Athletic "Yermin Mercedes’ long road to the majors began with Nationals assistant GM of international operations John Dipuglia, who is best known for presiding over the team’s signings of Juan Soto, Victor Robles and a number of other Latin American players. Mercedes,..." April 07

  • Akil Baddoo, Randy Arozarena and Yermin Mercedes keep rolling "The fairytale opening act for Akil Baddoo continued on Monday. The 23rd-ranked Tigers prospect followed up going yard on the first pitch he saw in The Show on Sunday with a grand performance in Detroit's 15-6 loss to Minnesota at Comerica Park. Baddoo..." April 06

  • Yermín Mercedes, Eric Hosmer named Players of Week "White Sox designated hitter Yermín Mercedes and Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer have been named the 2021 season’s first Players of the Week presented by Chevrolet. A 28-year-old with nearly 2,400 career plate appearances in the Minors, Mercedes made..." April 05

  • Yermín Mercedes makes history with 8-for-8 start "Chicago's Mercedes continues to run at a high performance level. That Mercedes being Yermín, who had hits in his first three at-bats Saturday against Alex Cobb to give him an 8-for-8 start to the season in a 5-3 White Sox loss to the Angels at Angel Stadium...." April 04

  • White Sox journeyman Yermin Mercedes records 5 hits in 1st MLB start

    The Score "It took a while to get there, but Yermin Mercedes' first career start in Major League Baseball was historic. The 28-year-old catcher became the first player in Chicago White Sox history to record five hits in his first start, going 5-for-5 with four RBIs and one..." April 03