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White Sox rookie catcher Mercedes says he’s leaving baseball

Mercedes announced his decision on Instagram on Wednesday.
Chicago White Sox's Yermin Mercedes (73) bats against the Seattle Mariners in the second...
Chicago White Sox's Yermin Mercedes (73) bats against the Seattle Mariners in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Sunday, June, 27, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)(David Banks | AP)
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 11:45 PM EDT
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CHICAGO (AP) - Yermín Mercedes, the surprising rookie who helped carry the Chicago White Sox with his booming bat early in the season and got sent to the minors following a prolonged slump, says he is stepping away from baseball. Mercedes announced his decision on Instagram on Wednesday. He posted an image of the words “it’s over.”

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