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White Sox rookie catcher Mercedes says he’s leaving baseball

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.”  Manager Tony La Russa said he plans to reach out to Mercedes, saying he had a “big league future.”

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