While we learned about Norge Carlos Vera’s agreement with the White Sox before any international signing classmates of note, he was the last one to make his pro debut.
But after Saturday, we can say he’s officially in action. The 21-year-old Cuban righty who signed for $1.5 million made his long-awaited debut in the Dominican Summer League, and wasted no time outclassing the competition, striking out the side in an inning of work.
With every other White Sox pitching prospect struggling to tread water this season, Vera has the most exciting profile of any arm in the system. Alas, if Luis Robert and Yolbert Sanchez are any indication, we won’t see Vera stateside until 2022 for tax purposes.
Augusta 8, Kannapolis 2
- James Beard went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Harvin Mendoza was 1-for-4 with a K.
- Misael Gonzalez and Chase Krogman both were 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
- Wilber Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a homer and a strikeout.
ACL White Sox 2, ACL Dodgers 0 (7 innings)
- Colson Montgomery went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Wes Kath singled and struck out twice.
- Wilfred Veras went 1-for-3 with a double.
- Jefferson Mendoza was 1-for-2 with an HBP.
- Sean Burke’s debut: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
- Tanner McDougal’s debut was immaculate: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
- Erick Bello: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K
DSL White Sox 4, DSL Padres 0
- Manuel Guariman went 1-for-3 with a strikeout and a stolen base.
- Carlos Jimenez pinch-hit for him and went 0-for-1
- Randel Mondesi went 0-for-3.
- Victor Quezada, 1-for-3 with a strikeout.
- Norge Vera’s debut: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Birmingham vs. Chattanooga suspended, 7th inning
Greensboro vs. Winston-Salem PPD
(The Charlotte Knights will play a scheduled doubleheader with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp today, as Saturday’s game was postponed because of a conflict with a Jaguars preseason game.)