Apr 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Jordan Danks (20) during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Seth Lasko, who covers the Charlotte Knights for the Charlotte Observer, tweeted Monday evening that the Chicago White Sox will be calling up outfielder Jordan Danks when they make their September call-ups on Tuesday.
In his tweet, it says:
This will be the third time this season that Danks will be on the MLB roster in the White Sox organization.
In his ’14 season with the White Sox, Danks has played in 33 games with 79 at-bats. In those at-bats, Danks has a .190 batting average with 15 hits, including one double and two home runs.
Danks also has nine walks, nine RBIs and has struck out 31 times in his time with the White Sox. Danks has played in parts of the past three seasons for the White Sox, equaling 162 games played.
The brother of White Sox starter, John Danks, Jordan has played in 92 games with the Charlotte Knights in ’14. His batting average was .270 with 93 hits (18 doubles, 16 home runs) and 56 RBIs.
As Lasko said this isn’t an unexpected move by the White Sox, and he is good to have as a defensive replacement for the final month of a season. I’m not a big fan of Danks at the plate, but he’s a good centerfielder, and let’s face it the White Sox are using this final month of the season as a tryout for the younger players. It is a good way to see what they have at the minor league level, and to help prepare for the offseason and spring training in ’15.
It will be interesting to see who else the White Sox will call up Tuesday.