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With MLB roster ever-changing throughout the season, who are three White Sox players who won’t be on the roster on July 1?
The Chicago White Sox, currently in second place in the AL Central, have had more injuries than just about any other team to begin the 2022 season.
Without stars Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson, Lance Lynn, Garrett Crochet and Joe Kelly to name a few, the club has put together a rag-tag group of players and have had some successes so far.
Tim Anderson and Joe Kelly are likeliest of that group to rejoin the team sooner rather than later. With their activation(s) from the IL, two players will be removed from the roster. With an exciting trade deadline on the horizon in July/August, those two players who Anderson and Kelly replace are undoubtedly not the last of the current White Sox team to be jettisoned.
White Sox: Reese McGuire won’t be on the roster come July 1
27-year-old Reese McGuire, a Toronto Blue Jay from 2016 to 2021, finds himself on the White Sox serving as the club’s backup catcher behind Yasmani Grandal.
McGuire has never been known to be much of a threat with the bat and his lack of minor league options have kept him around in the big leagues for longer than is probably necessary.
The emergence of minor-league catcher Carlos Perez has likely put McGuire’s roster spot in jeopardy. Perez is currently at the White Sox’s Triple-A Charlotte affiliate and has looked sharp to begin the season, hitting nine home runs and driving in 31 runs while posting a .286 batting average and drawing nine walks against just 10 strikeouts.
If Perez is able to keep this pace up, he is highly likely to take McGuire’s spot at some point this season as he has been in the Sox’s minor league system since 2014 and has undoubtedly earned his spot.