Castro Lands on DL, Flowers Gets the Call

By Editorial Staff

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.