White Sox prospect Jacob May should have a whopper of a story from Down Under after his baseball team was involved in a huge brawl last week.
A third-round pick in last year’s baseball draft, May has spent this winter playing for the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League. Last week, Sydney and the Brisbane Bandits were involved in a brawl that resulted in a six-game suspension for Blue Sox player Josh Roberts, the longest suspension in the history of the ABL.
May wasn’t involved in the collision at home plate nor was there when Roberts sucker-punched Brisbane’s catcher, which set off the donnybrook.
May has a .267 average with two home runs and seven RBIs in a team-high 116 at-bats for Sidney.
Fellow White Sox minor leaguer Joey DeMichele also played for Sydney in the ABL but has returned to the United States after lower-back issues slowed him. DeMichele had a clean MRI, but the White Sox want him home to rehab and prepare for spring training.