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White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Outrighted to Charlotte
Adolfo was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.
Adolfo was designated for assignment on Opening Day, though he went unclaimed on waivers. He'll stick with the organization and head to Triple-A Charlotte, where he hit .240/.301/.513 across 163 plate appearances in 2021.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Designated for assignment
Adolfo was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Adolfo is a fairly interesting prospect, but his strikeout issues may have convinced the White Sox he wasn't worth keeping around on the 40-man roster. In 101 games split across the two highest minor-league levels last season, he whiffed 34.1 percent of the time, so it's likely he'd strike out at an untenable rate against big-league pitching. He's a decent candidate to be claimed off waivers, however, as he managed a .245/.311/.520 slash line (good for a 121 wRC+) despite all those strikeouts.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Moves on to Triple-A
The White Sox promoted Adolfo from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.
Adolfo will reach Triple-A for the first time after he posted a solid .843 OPS in 242 plate appearances for Birmingham. The 24-year-old still has a high amount of swing and miss in his game (35.1 percent strikeout rate at Double-A), which may hurt his chances of finding success against advanced pitching at Triple-A and the majors.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Heads to player pool
The White Sox added Adolfo to their player pool Tuesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Adolfo was an intriguing prospect who showed power potential in 2017 prior to a couple of injuries that limited him to 82 games since the start of the 2018 season. After overcoming Tommy John elbow surgery in 2018, he had a second surgery on the same elbow that capped his 2019 season at 13 games.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Optioned to Double-A
The White Sox optioned Adolfo to Double-A Birmingham, Lamond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Adolfo bubbled up in the organization, showing a power stroke in 2017 and 2018, before his career got derailed by a barking right elbow. He underwent Tommy John surgery during the second half in 2018, then was shut down for arthroscopic surgery on the same elbow in May of 2019. He needs to make up for lost development time, and the organization is in no rush to get him to the majors with players like Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert just beginning what are expected to be lengthy careers on the South Side.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Homers in first AFL game
Adolfo (elbow) homered in his first game of the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday.
He was a late addition to the AFL roster and will attempt to make up for lost time after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2018 and arthroscopic elbow surgery in May. Adolfo has monster raw power, so if he can get on base at an acceptable clip, he could someday be a 30-homer threat in the majors. He will likely open the 2020 season at Double-A but could reach the majors next year as he is already on the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Slated for season-ending surgery
Adolfo will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
This is a tough break for Adolfo, who underwent Tommy John surgery on the same elbow in July. The 22-year-old outfielder is expected to be fully healthy by spring training next year. According to James Fegan of The Athletic, Adolfo will receive a fourth option year for the missed time.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Out with sore elbow
Adolfo was placed on the injured list at Double-A Birmingham with right elbow soreness Monday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Adolfo underwent Tommy John surgery on the same elbow in July, so there's potentially more of a worry here than with most similar injuries. The outfielder was hitting just .205/.337/.295 with a 37.9 percent strikeout rate in 23 games prior to the injury.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Sent to Double-A
Adolfo was optioned to Double-A Birmingham on Wednesday.
Adolfo got into a few major-league games this spring, going 3-for-11 at the plate. He'll earn a promotion after posting a strong .282/.369/.464 line in 79 games for High-A Winston-Salem last season.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Draws start at DH
Adolfo (elbow) is included in the White Sox lineup as the designated hitter for Saturday's Cactus League game versus the Rangers, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Adolfo underwent Tommy John surgery in July and likely won't be cleared for outfield duty this spring, but the elbow injury shouldn't hinder him at the dish. He resumed hitting in late January and has already received six at-bats during Cactus League play, recording two hits. Once spring training concludes, Adolfo will likely report to High-A Winston-Salem or Double-A Birmingham and serve as a full-time DH.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Progressing towards return
Adolfo (elbow) will get examined Friday in hopes of gaining clearance to serve as a designated hitter in games, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Adolfo resumed hitting in late January, started throwing a few weeks ago, and has been taking live batting practice over the last five days. The 22-year-old is recovering from Tommy John surgery in July, and Friday's visit to the doctor will hopefully provide some timeline for his return.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Plays catch
Adolfo (elbow) played catch Wednesday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Adolfo underwent Tommy John surgery in July. He resumed hitting in January and is now able to throw, though it remains unclear when he'll be ready to play the field in a game.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Begins hitting
Adolfo (elbow) started hitting one week ago, Scott Merkin of the MLB.com reports.
Adolfo underwent Tommy John elbow surgery last summer to repair an injury that cropped up during spring training. He was limited to DH-only duty and maintained, and in some areas improved upon, his output from 2017. He's expected to be ready at some point during spring training, but likely as a DH.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: To undergo Tommy John surgery
Adolfo will undergo Tommy John surgery in the coming weeks and will be out until at least next spring.
Tommy John surgery carries a shorter timetable for position players than pitchers, and according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, Adolfo will be out 8-to-10 months, so he could return next March, if he has the surgery soon and returns on the short side of that estimate. He is one of the White Sox's top hitting prospects, and had been dealing with this elbow issue all year, but only recently had a setback in his throwing program. He should still be rostered in most serious dynasty leagues; after all, Twins outfield prospect Alex Kirilloff underwent the procedure a couple years ago and is now one of the top prospects in the game. Adolfo, 21, hit .283/.368/.466 with 11 home runs and a 27.2 percent strikeout rate in 334 plate appearances this year for High-A Winston-Salem.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Set to begin throwing program
Adolfo will begin a throwing program after a positive evaluation of his elbow Monday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
Adolfo has been limited to desginated hitter duty this season while dealing with a sprained UCL and strained flexor tendon in his right elbow. He's posted strong numbers at the plate despite the injury, hitting .274/.367/.442 with seven homers in 59 games for High-A Winston-Salem.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Scheduled for another MRI
Adolfo will undergo an MRI in the coming weeks to determine whether he can start a throwing program, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
Adolfo has been shut down from throwing for two months thanks to a sprained UCL and strained flexor tendon in his right elbow. While the injury has limited the 21-year-old to DH duties, it hasn't hindered his performance at the plate, as he's slashing an impressive .301/.404/.506 with six homers across 44 games with High-A Winston-Salem.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Will require follow-up MRI
Adolfo is scheduled to undergo a follow-up MRI in the near future as the White Sox look to assess his recovery from a sprained UCL and strained flexor tendon in his right elbow, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
The injury hasn't prevented Adolfo from tearing it up at High-A Winston-Salem, where he's logged a .328 average, three home runs and 14 RBI in just 67 at-bats, but he's been limited strictly to designated-hitter duties thus far. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has previously stated that Adolfo will continue playing so long as he feels good, but there remains a possibility that the 21-year-old will be shut down at some point to undergo Tommy John surgery, which would keep him out of action until 2019.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Hitting unaffected by elbow
Adolfo went 1-for-4 with a solo homer run and a walk for High-A Winston-Salem on Saturday.
Other than not playing the field, Adolfo has not been impacted by the strained ulnar collateral ligament in his right shoulder. Limited to designated hitter duty, Adolfo has reached base safely in all 10 games, hitting .375 (15-for-40) with one homer and nine RBI. The White Sox are hoping the elbow can resolve itself without surgery, but Tommy John surgery is still a possibility.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Hitless Thursday
Adolfo (elbow) went 0-for-2 as a designated hitter in a split-squad game against the Padres on Thursday.
Adolfo is dealing with a sprained UCL in his right (throwing) elbow and is hoping to avoid surgery. The condition kept him out for a bit, so his timing at the plate will be off until he gets more plate appearances. White Sox trainers say he can't worsen the condition as a hitter, so Adolfo's proceeding without the surgery, but that could change.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Micker Adolfo: Will DH on Thursday
Adolfo (elbow) will be utilized as the designated hitter and bat seventh in Thursday's spring game, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Adolfo's situation is still a little murky, as the 21-year-old continues to explore his options after suffering a sprained UCL in his right (throwing) elbow last week. He could still opt to undergo Tommy John surgery if the elbow doesn't show any signs of improvement, but the organization believes that he can DH at the minor-league level without risking any further damage.... See More ... See Less
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|Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic|
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