The White Sox have made some moves in bringing up players from AAA to the major leagues, and they will have to once again. Lucas Harrell was called up when the Sox needed a pitcher because they traded away Daniel Hudson. He was quickly sent back down. Carlos Torres was called up for the second half of yesterday’s double header. He was sent back down, and now Chris Sale is the newest player on the 25 man roster.
Sale is on a fast track to the major leagues. He signed with the White Sox this year after the White Sox drafted him in 2010. He is a left handed pitcher who will be in the bullpen and could potentially compete for a spot in the 2011 rotation. It will be interesting to see what kind of results Sale provides.
Remember Mark Teahen? He was the Sox third baseman at the beginning of the season..until Omar Vizquel took over full time when Teahen got hurt. Teahen will be coming off the DL very soon, and it is evident that he will not be back at third in a full time role when he returns. Someone will have to be sent back down to the minors, but who will be the odd man out?
As of right now, it looks like it will be Dayan Viciedo. Lillibridge gives you flexibility in the both the infield and the outfield, and this White Sox team is predicated on good defense. Viciedo’s glove has been less than spectacular at third. Although he has a huge upside offensively, he needs to improve in the field.
I’m not quite sure what Ozzie will do, but it certainly is a tough decision because both of these players have been contributors to the team’s continued success. Either way, the rosters will expand in September, and one of these two is sure to be recalled.