In his sixth year as a pro ballplayer, Nicky Delmonico made his major-league debut with the Chicago White Sox tonight, striking out before a sparse crowd.
The futile at-bat did a bit to ease concerns that Delmonico, who plays all four corner positions and can work the count a bit, wouldn’t fit in with the Pale Hose.
Delmonico was called up to fill the roster spot left open when outfielder Willy García was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion incurred when the team’s top prospect, Yoán Moncada, delivered a full-force knee strike to his head last night.
Disclosure: The author of this piece has been provided Gordon Beckham’s used footwear by the Chicago White Sox, and has been sent a Hawk Harrelson alarm clock by a White Sox enthusiast. His opinions are his own.