The Chicago White Sox have reinstated Yoán Moncada from the injured list, clearing the way for their star third baseman to open the season in the lineup after missing the start of summer camp because he contracted COVID-19.
Moncada hit .315 in a breakout season last year.
He revealed when he rejoined the team last week that he tested positive for the coronavirus. He said he lost his sense of smell and taste for a few days but didn’t experience any major symptoms. The White Sox also reassigned promising second baseman Nick Madrigal to their taxi squad and designated right-hander Carson Fulmer for assignment.