Chicago White Sox 2021 5th round pick RHP Tanner McDougal underwent Tommy John Surgery today. He'll likely miss the entire 2022 season.— Joe Doyle (@JoeDoyleMiLB) October 28, 2021
We finally have a bit of non-AFL prospect news, and unfortunately, it’s not good! White Sox 2021 fifth-rounder Tanner McDougal last pitched in mid-September, when he started a game for the AZL Sox, faced one batter, and then exited with an injury. That’s a deep crimson flag for imminent Tommy John surgery, and that’s what McDougal finally underwent yesterday. The silver lining here is that McDougal is still just 18 years old, so if he was ever going to need this, now is probably the best time.
For the 10th game out of 13 total, likely due to being on the taxi squad, Yolbert Sánchez saw no game action. Neither did Yoelqui Céspedes, who’s played in eight games total. José Rodríguez, at least, got into the thick of things and saw some success, hitting out of the second spot in the lineup and going 1-for-5. That one hit was well-timed, a one-out double in the seventh inning to score Lars Nootbar (Cardinals) and put the Dogs up, 5-2. Rodríguez then scored on Cardinal Brendan Donovan’s double, making it back-to-back-to-back doubles, but the Dogs scoring would stop after six runs and the Javelinas … wouldn’t.
Rodríguez did score one other run, reaching on an error in the third inning and scoring when Juan Yepez (Cardinals) homered.
Zero White Sox pitchers made it into this game.