“In compliance with MLB’s existing COVID-19 protocols, Andrew Vaughn has been placed on the injured list,” GM Rick Hahn said. “Andrew is currently asymptomatic.”
The White Sox placed rookie outfielder Andrew Vaughn on the injured list in compliance with MLB Covid protocols on Thursday.
Infielder/outfielder Gavin Sheets was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte.
“Andrew is currently asymptomatic and our hope is that, similar to our other IL placements of this nature, he will return shortly to the active roster,” general manager Rick Hahn said. “At this time, no other players on the roster are impacted.”
Vaughn did not play in both ends of the Sox’ doubleheader against the Indians in Cleveland on Monday and returned to the lineup Tuesday. Manager Tony La Russa said Vaughn was held out of those games because of allergies.
Vaughn is batting .226/.316/.394, four homers and a .711 OPS. A first baseman, Vaughn has successfully transitioned to left field after left fielder Eloy Jimenez suffered a long-term injury during spring training.
Sheets, 25, impressed during spring training and is batting .319/.360/.500 with four home runs and 20 RBI over 23 games with the Knights. He has played in 14 games at first base, nine in right field and one in left.