Chicago White Sox: Sending Charlie Tilson to AAA
The Chicago White Sox have made a roster move following their series against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday afternoon.
The Chicago White Sox have made a move following their series against the Kansas City Royals. They were swept in this series so it was assumed that something would be done as they now tread to play the Tampa Bay Rays who are a very good baseball team.
They sent Charlie Tilson down to Triple-A to play with the Charlotte Knights. The 26-year-old is hitting .229 with one home run, 12 RBIs, and four stolen bases in 54 games with the big club. He was recalled from Charlotte on May 6th, where he was hitting .333 with one home run, 19 RBIs, and three stolen bases over 25 games.
It will be good for Tilson to go back down where he can work on his game and continue to grow. The White Sox will always keep him in mind if there is an injury or any reason to need another outfielder but right now they feel the need to make a change and Tilson is the guy on the go right now.
They also said that they will make a corresponding roster move ahead of tomorrow night’s series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays. There are a few guys that could fill that role right now so it will be interesting to see who they go with. Adam Engel or Daniel Palka are the easy answers and it very well could be one of those two players.
There are people who believe that White Sox top prospect Luis Robert should be up but that would just be pointless right now. This is a team that is in an 0-7 funk following the All-Star break and they are headed to Tampa Bay to play a really good Rays team. Robert is dominating the minor leagues and should be an awesome major league player, but now just doesn’t feel like the right time but you never know.
We wish Tilson good luck with the Knights and would love to see him succeed and find his way back but he will have to prove himself once again. Hopefully, whatever corresponding move they make is one that helps this team get back on track.