Sheets staying in the moment with White Sox

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Chicago White Sox's Gavin Sheets watches his walkoff three-run home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago.

    Chicago White Sox's Gavin Sheets watches his walkoff three-run home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Monday, July 19, 2021, in Chicago.

 
 
Posted7/22/2021 1:00 AM

Gavin Sheets already knows what getting the return ticket feels like.

Joining the White Sox from Class AAA Charlotte on June 3 after Andrew Vaughn was placed on the injured list in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, Sheets spent just two days in the major leagues and didn't get on the field before being optioned back to the minor leagues.

 

Sheets rejoined the Sox on June 29 and he's had a productive stay this time around.

In 17 games in right field, first base and at designated hitter, Sheets has 5 home runs and 14 RBI while hitting .226/.311/.585.

While he's made an impact, Sheets might be heading back to Charlotte when outfielders Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert come off the injured list.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has some difficult decisions to make in the weeks ahead, but Sheets is living in the present.

"I'm just trying to help the guys every day, not trying to think too much about staying," he said. "That's my goal, I want to be here, I want to be a part of this run. This is awesome. This is the place to be right now. I try to think day to day and how to help this team win.

"If I continue to do that, just think about the day at hand, I'll have more success and continue and enjoy the ride right now."

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