White Sox option Marcus Semien to Charlotte


May 3, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Chicago White Sox second baseman Marcus Semien (5) at bat against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox announced following their 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres that they’ve optioned Marcus Semien to Triple-A Charlotte.

In their press release the White Sox stated:

"“Semien, 23, is hitting .218 (36-165) with seven doubles, one triple, three home runs, 18 RBI and 22 runs scored in 43 games this season. He has appeared in 24 games (23 starts) at third base, 17 (16) at second and one at shortstop.”"

They also said all three of the home runs by Semien have given the White Sox in the seventh inning or later.

Since he’s batting just .218, maybe getting more everyday play with the Knights will help improve his overall play, because batting just over .200, game-winning home runs or not, that’s not going to last in the Majors unless you are a power hitter, and he’s not what you normally would call a “power hitter.”

He’s being moved to Triple-A for the soon to be announced move of Jose Abreu being recalled off the disabled list. Chicago begins a three-game series at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

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