Castro Lands on DL, Flowers Gets the Call


After fracturing his right hand and index finger on Saturday, the White Sox placed backup catcher Ramon Castro on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning and recalled Tyler Flowers from Triple-A Charlotte.

Castro was injured in the eighth inning Saturday when he and Mark Buehrle crossed up a pitch and it hit Castro’s throwing hand. He was hitting .235 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 23 games this season and was always a viable option when A.J. Pierzynski needed a day off – not something all teams can boast about their backup catcher.

Flowers, 25, was hitting .261 with 15 homers and 32 RBIs this season at Triple-A.  He ranks third in the International League in on-base percentage (.390) and is tied for sixth in home runs.

In his last 17 games, he was 22-62 with eight home runs and 15 RBIs.

Flowers appeared in 18 games with the White Sox the last two seasons but failed to impress,  going 4-27 (.148), though he did draw seven walks and sported a .343 on-base percentage.

There is not a timetable yet for Castro’s return.

The White Sox finish up a four-game set with the Minnesota Twins on Sunday with Jake Peavy on the mound, looking to salvage a split and retain some momentum going into the All-Star break. The Sox are 1-6 against the Twins this year, winning their first game in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday.