OF Andrew Vaughn returns to the White Sox, and RHP Lucas Jalita is listed as a victim of COVID-19 – Reading Eagle

Andrew Vaughn had never played a Triple-A game until Wednesday when he joined Charlotte for rehab, recovering from a bruise on his right arm.

It was short-lived.

Von Hamred twice on Thursday, and on Friday the Chicago White Sox recovered an outfielder from a 10-day injured list.

“It happened very quickly,” Vaughn said.

Vaughn’s return comes when the Sox put starter Lucas Jalit on the COVID-19-related list of victims.

Jalita’s symptoms began on Wednesday, the team said. He is expected to join the Sox again next week.

“I think we’re going to be fine, but just good heads, a reminder that you have to be careful,” Sox manager Tony La Rousse said before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field. “If you’re careful, I hope everything works out.”

La Russa said Gialit had “mild” symptoms.

“Nothing that hit him in the ass,” La Rousseau said. “We had a bit of that at spring training. It was a common cold, it was 24 hours, but it did not give a positive result (in this case).

“He feels good. Make the guys just take a day off and get better. ”

The Sox have set up Jaolita to kick off the series on Monday against the Royal Family in Kansas City, Missouri.

“He can come back as soon as he’s tested for being good,” La Rousse said. “What it looks like, hopefully someday in this Kansas City series. We have a pitcher (Friday, Saturday and Sunday against the Yankees) and we know what we will do. We have a doubleheader that needs to be covered (Tuesday), so hopefully one of those five (series games against the Royals) that he can make, he’ll be fine. “

When asked if veteran Johnny Quetta – who with Charlotte “It’s an option in Kansas City,” said La Rousseau. We will definitely look at it. “

Vaughn returned after two games with the Knights. He was hit on May 2 after being hit in the arm by Mike Myers ’serve in the ninth inning April 29 against Los Angeles Angels.

“The most important thing is to just get better and get better and help the team win,” Vaughn said. “If you’re injured, you’re trying to get back as soon as possible, but you really can’t rush things. So I was in no hurry and understood. “

He went 2 on 7 with two solo home runs and three with Charlotte.

“On the first day, I told everyone I was on a test drive and just watched to see if it worked,” Vaughn said. “It was very good. The next day I followed my approach and continued to play baseball. “

Vaughn was the No. 3 pick in the 2019 draft and spent that year in the Arizona Rookie Sox League and Class A teams in Cannopolis and Winston-Salem.

In 2020 because of the pandemic there was no baseball in the minor leagues, it was at the Sox School in Schaumburg. Vaughn was included in the list of the top league in 2021.

“It’s all baseball,” Vaughn said of Triple-A’s first experience. “It’s the same thing.”

She has a 0.283 / .367 / .566 slash line with three doubles, four home runs, 12 RBIs and five runs in 16 games with the Sox this season. He is ready to contribute again.

“It’s a bruise bone, I’ll feel it for a while,” Vaughn said. “It’s going to hurt, but I just need to get through it.”

Vaughn arrived about five hours before Friday’s game. He was not in the starting lineup, but is expected to be painted this weekend.

“He just came here a couple of hours ago, so give him a good (pre-game) workout and he’ll be able to play the next two games,” La Rousse said. “Looking at him in a cage (batting), he looks good. I am glad that he was returned soon. “


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