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White Sox's Seby Zavala: Looking to secure backup role
Zavala has appeared in five Cactus League games to date, going 3-for-9 with a home run and a 3:4 BB:K.
Zavala closed the 2022 season on the injured list with a concussion, but he's back to full health for spring training and will be looking to lock down the No. 2 catcher role behind Yasmani Grandal. He may face some competition for those duties from 26-year-old prospect Carlos Perez, but because Perez has two minor-league options remaining, Zavala most likely has the inside track for the backup gig. Zavala helped his case by producing at an above-league-average level at the plate in his 205 plate appearances a season ago (.270/.347/.382 slash line, 111 wRC+), and he also graded out favorably as a defender.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: To IL with concussion
Zavala was placed on the 7-day concussion injured list Tuesday.
Zavala will be eligible to return Oct. 2 in San Diego, but it's possible his season is over due to the concussion. Carlos Perez was recalled to take over the backup catcher duties.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Drives in pair
Zavala went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Twins.
Zavala had been out of the lineup for the team's last three games since the return of Yasmani Grandal. Zavala tallied a two-run single with position player Nick Gordon on the mound in the eighth inning of the blowout 13-0 win. He will find regular plate appearances hard to come by so long as Grandal is healthy, but Zavala has maintained a strong .276/.349/.388 line across 174 plate appearances on the season.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Cedes catching duties to Grandal
Zavala is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.
With Yasmani Grandal (knee) returning to action Wednesday and starting behind the plate following a minimum-length stay on the injured list, Zavala's reign as the White Sox's clear No. 1 catcher will come to an end. While Grandal's longer track record of success at the big-league level gives him a decent amount of leash, Zavala's superior production this season could be enough for him to stick around in a timeshare with Grandal. Zavala owns a .743 OPS over 170 plate appearances in 2022, a stark contrast to Grandal's .566 OPS over 290 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Reaches base three times
Zavala went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk Tuesday against the Orioles.
Zavala has started both games since Yasmani Grandal (knee) has been out. He hit ninth on each occasion but has reached base in five of his eight plate appearances. In 151 plate appearances this season, Zavala is hitting .284/.342/.403, and he should continue to get regular at-bats so long as Grandal is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Taking over as primary backstop
Zavala will start at catcher and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Guardians, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Yasmani Grandal isn't included on Chicago's lineup card for the series finale and is likely to land on the injured list after suffering a left knee injury during a play at the plate in Saturday's 2-0 win, so Zavala should have a clear path to the No. 1 role at catcher for the foreseeable future. Zavala had already begun to encroach on the struggling Grandal's playing time after producing a solid .721 OPS through his first 143 plate appearances on the season. Zavala looks worthy of a pickup in all leagues that start two catchers.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Starts while Grandal rests
Zavala will start at catcher and bat eighth in Thursday's game against the Astros.
Though Zavala is nominally the White Sox's No. 2 catcher, Yasmani Grandal's underwhelming production has allowed Zavala to pick up more playing time than anticipated. With Grandal resting for the series finale, Zavala will catch for the third time in five games. For the season, the 28-year-old backstop owns a .287/.331/.410 slash line over 135 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Losing work to Grandal
Zavala will start at catcher and bat ninth in Wednesday's game against the Rockies.
Zavala is making his third start in six contests since the All-Star break. With Yasmani Grandal coming off the injured list following the break and Reese McGuire still on hand as a depth option behind the plate, Zavala's opportunities are only likely to become more scarce in the final two months of the season.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Receives Friday off
Zavala is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins.
Zavala started the past three games and will take a seat for Friday's contest. Reese McGuire will work behind the plate Friday in Zavala's place.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Homers in rout
Zavala went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and an additional run scored in a 12-2 victory over Minnesota on Thursday.
Chicago had built a 9-1 lead by the ninth inning, and Zavala put the exclamation mark on the rout with his three-run shot to left field in the top of that frame. The long ball was his second of the campaign and first since June 15. Zavala hasn't hit for much power overall this season, but he's shown well with a .303/.349/.474 slash line through 24 games.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Sitting Game 1 on Tuesday
Zavala will sit Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Guardians.
Zavala will get a breather in the matinee Tuesday, sitting after he went 0-for-3 in Monday's loss to the Guardians. Reese McGuire will take over at catcher and bat ninth in Game 1.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Takes seat Sunday
Zavala is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers.
Zavala started the past two games and will take a seat for the series finale Sunday afternoon. Reese McGuire will step in behind the plate for the White Sox, batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Heads to bench
Zavala is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Tigers.
Reese McGuire will be behind the plate for the series opener, but Zavala still looks like manager Tony La Russa's preferred option at catcher while Yasmani Grandal (back) is stuck on the injured list. Zavala started in four of the previous five games and went 8-for-16 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI and two runs during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Hits bench Tuesday
Zavala is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.
Zavala will take a seat after he went 6-for-12 with a pair of doubles, a walk, three RBI and one run. Reese McGuire will get the starting nod behind the plate Tuesday and remains the superior defender of the two backstops, but the hot bat Zavala has showcased since his June 12 call-up from Triple-A Charlotte may make it too difficult for manager Tony La Russa to keep him out of the lineup while No. 1 backstop Yasmani Grandal (back) likely remains on the shelf through the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Supplies three RBI
Zavala went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 13-4 win over the Giants.
Each of Zavala's three hits knocked in Leury Garcia as the White Sox got production from the bottom-third of the order. This was Zavala's fifth multi-hit effort of the year, and his second career game of three or more hits. The 28-year-old catcher is slashing a solid .313/.333/.500 with one home run, 11 RBI, six runs scored and six doubles through 16 contests. That strong hitting has allowed Zavala to split playing time with Reese McGuire lately while Yasmani Grandal (back) is still on the injured list with no clear timeline to return.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Retreats to bench Saturday
Zavala isn't starting Saturday's game against Baltimore.
Zavala went 3-for-10 with two doubles, a run, a walk and six strikeouts over his last four games, and he'll retreat to the bench for the third time in the last four matchups. Reese McGuire is starting behind the dish and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Sitting Wednesday
Zavala will sit Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.
Zavala will be on the bench after he went 0-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's win. Reese McGuire will start at catcher and bat sixth Wednesday. The two men will likely continue to split time behind the plate until Yasmani Grandal (back) returns from the 10-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Seeing more work behind plate
Zavala is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.
Though he'll take a seat in favor of Reese McGuire for the series finale, Zavala may be manager Tony La Russa's preferred backstop at the moment. Zavala started at catcher in each of the White Sox's past three games -- two against right-handed pitchers, one against a lefty -- and went a combined 5-for-12 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two additional runs.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Swats first homer of year
Zavala went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 13-0 romp over the Tigers.
In only his third big-league game of the year, Zavala took Alex Lange deep in the fifth inning for a two-run shot, his first homer with the White Sox in 2022. The 28-year-old backstop has shown plenty of power in his career, slugging 38 homers in 214 career games for Triple-A Charlotte, and Zavala could see consistent work in a timeshare with Reese McGuire while Yasmani Grandal (back) is on the shelf.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Seby Zavala: Contract purchased from Triple-A
Zavala's contract was selected from Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.
Yasmani Grandal (hamstring) has not been placed on the injured list, but he is also unavailable in the short term, so Zavala will serve as the backup catcher. Reese McGuire figures to get the bulk of the starts while Grandal is out.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 210 lbs|
|Birthplace: Fort Hood, TX|
|School: San Diego State|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|