Yermin Mercedes’ retirement from baseball lasted lower than a day.
The DH/catcher introduced on Instagram that he was again with the White Sox’s Triple-A affiliate, full with a picture of a phoenix rising from the ashes.
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“I am by no means going to surrender,” he wrote in Spanish. “I lasted 10 years within the minor leagues. I’ve at all times understood that the method is nice however the expertise and what I’ve proven converse for themselves.”
The night time earlier than, he wrote “it is over” on IG after enjoying in a minor league sport. He talked about immaturity and “failing folks.” White Sox supervisor Tony La Russa mentioned after Chicago’s sport Wednesday that he would attempt to converse to Mercedes and persuade him he nonetheless has main league potential.
Mercedes took down the “it is over” publish Thursday and changed it with the phoenix publish.
The White Sox optioned Mercedes to Triple-A Charlotte on July 2 whereas he was within the midst of a prolonged droop. Many individuals attributed the tailspin to La Russa criticizing Mercedes in mid-Might for swinging at a 3-0 pitch within the ninth inning of a blowout Chicago win. Mercedes homered off Twins place participant Willians Astudillo. La Russa mentioned Mercedes missed a take signal.
Twins reliever Tyler Duffey threw at Mercedes the subsequent night time, and La Russa did not sound bothered by it.
Mercedes didn’t play Thursday night time.