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."
"First of all, I want to thank God for giving me life to the fans that without them I'm nothing," he wrote. "I walked away from baseball for a while. God bless you. It's over."
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