White Sox Minor Keys: Sept. 9, 2022

In a surprise development, Rob Manfred said that Major League Baseball will recognize the unionization effort of minor leaguers under the MLBPA.

Based on the speed of the players’ efforts, an effort to force the players to go through the NLRB probably would’ve been futile, but it’s still a little bit surprising to see a lack of friction on this front.

With the league’s biggest stalling tactic tabled, Evan Drellich laid out the next tasks at hand:

Among the issues that have to be sorted through is a question of which players are a part of the new union — or more technically, which players are included in the bargaining unit. It was not immediately clear whether there was a substantive disagreement.

Multiple officials with knowledge of the process said it was likely that a card-check agreement could soon be reached, perhaps in a matter of days, with the caveat that hurdles could always develop.

Potential hold-ups aside, once minor leaguers have a union, they would likely begin negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement with MLB this offseason. At that point, both sides are said to intend to have a CBA done in time for the 2023 season.

Nashville 9, Charlotte 1

  • Lenyn Sosa and Adam Haseley both were 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Yolbert Sánchez went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
  • Davis Martin: 3.1 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 1 WP

Birmingham 3, Chattanooga 2

  • Luis Mieses went 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • Oscar Colás, 2-for-4 with a double.
  • Bryan Ramos went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes pinch-ran for Ramos and stole a base.
  • Duke Ellis did the same for Tyler Osik.
  • Colson Montgomery replaced Ellis and struck out in his only PA.
  • DJ Gladney was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Wes Kath wore the collar and silver sombrero.
  • Adam Hackenberg went 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Drew Dalquist: 3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 1 K, 29 of 58 pitches for strikes.

Brooklyn 3, Winston-Salem 0

  • Colby Smelley and James Beard both were 0-for-3 with a K.

Augusta 6, Kannapolis 1

  • Brooks Baldwin went 0-for-4 and struck out thrice.
  • Jordan Sprinkle went 0-for-4, but only struck out twice.
  • Jacob Burke was 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
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Jim Margalus
Jim Margalus

Writing about the White Sox for a 16th season, first here, then at South Side Sox, and now here again. Let’s talk curling.

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An uninspiring route to 0 ER….


Glad to hear about the move toward unionization. There’s enough revenue being generated at the major league level for the minor league players and staff to be treated better.


Davis Martin can’t cut it in AAA.
Better send him down to MLB.