On Thursday, the Chicago White Sox got some promising news regarding one of their top prospects. With a large hole at second base due to Nick Madrigal undergoing season-ending surgery, the organization seems to be toying with the idea of possible solutions in the minors.
The first potential solution? Trying out former first-round pick Jake Burger at second base down in Charlotte.
While this development can’t be viewed as anything concrete, it’s significant that this is Burger’s first start at the position in the minor leagues. Per Baseball-Reference, Burger’s lone documented start at second base came during his sophomore season at Missouri State, which was back in 2016. One has to wonder if this isn’t the idea of White Sox GM Rick Hahn or even manager Tony La Russa.
The major league club has Danny Mendick and Leury Garcia currently filling the role at second, but giving Burger experience at the position can certainly help shore up some depth. Especially considering the team’s recent injury woes.