White Sox Minor Keys: June 29, 2023

José Rodriguez
José Rodriguez (Sox Machine photo)

It turns out José Rodríguez did not enjoy the same experience as Lenyn Sosa in his surprise promotion to the White Sox from Birmingham.

Rodríguez’s only appearance was a pinch runner, and while he came around to score, he did not log a plate appearance, or any time in the field.

Also unlike Sosa, it wasn’t a circuitous way to bump Rodríguez up to Charlotte. Instead, Rodríguez returned to the Barons, where he appeared to be no worse for the wear. He went 3-for-5, and one of those hits was his 10th homer of the season.

Norfolk 10, Charlotte 8

  • Lenyn Sosa showed his power: 3-for-5 with a homer, double and four RBIs, striking out once.
  • Oscar Colás was 1-for-5.

Rocket City 7, Birmingham 6

  • Terrell Tatum went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.
  • José Rodríguez went 3-for-5 with his 10th homer and a strikeout.
  • Bryan Ramos, 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes and Luis Mieses both were 0-for-4 with a K.
  • Adam Hackenberg, 1-for-3 with a double and an HBP.
  • Brooks Gosswein: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Aberdeen 6, Winston-Salem 2

  • Jacob Burke and Loidell Chapelli both were 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • DJ Gladney, 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Wilfred Veras was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Wes Kath, 0-for-3 with a walk and a K.
  • Jared Kelley: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

Kannapolis 7, Fayetteville 0

  • Brooks Baldwin returned to the lineup and went 2-for-5 with a double and a strikeout.

ACL D-backs Black 6, ACL White Sox 1

  • Colson Montgomery went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and his first stolen base.
  • Ryan Burrowes, 1-for-3 with a walk, HBP and strikeout.
  • Erick Hernandez tripled and struck out.

DSL Brewers 11, DSL White Sox 6

  • Juan Uribe Jr. walked thrice, struck out twice and was picked off.
  • D’Angelo Tejada went 1-for-3 with a walk, HBP and a strikeout.
  • Abraham Nunez, 1-for-4 with a walk.
  • Success for Franklin Reyes: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K
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As Cirensica

Why is Colson Montgomery back in Rookie level again?


Basically a rehab start after being out for 3 months – I think they said he’d be in Birmingham in a few weeks but may have a brief stop in Winstom Salem.

As Cirensica

I fail to see the point of it


sure he needed a couple tune up games, but he is more then ready now to get back to AA

Right Size Wrong Shape

The same as any rehab assignment. Give him a few games against easier competition to knock off the rust and make sure he’s healthy before throwing him in against tough competition and expecting him to perform. I didn’t think this was groundbreaking.

As Cirensica

I wouldn’t expect much difference between rookie ball and AA for a player of Colson’s caliber. Rehab assignments at the major league level are very different. One, games count at the majors, and two, the difference bletween the majors and AAA is substantial.

Last edited 2 months ago by As Cirensica
Right Size Wrong Shape

I think there’s a huge difference between complex league and AA. And if there’s no difference, then why should it matter?

As Cirensica

Good point

Right Size Wrong Shape

It’s a blind squirrel / nut situation. 🙂


I’d like to see Colas and Sosa in Chicago after the AS break. That probably means DFAing Andrus, which I’m fine with. Between Sosa, Remeillard, and Rodriguez, surely they can find someone that can at least beat -0.5 WAR and a .538 OPS. Sosa and Colas may crash and burn again, but at least they give this offense some needed upside.

Right Size Wrong Shape

You could always send Sheets down in that scenario, or DFA Frazier. Lots of bad to choose from.

Last edited 2 months ago by Right Size Wrong Shape

Yeah Andrus + an OF must go in this scenario. I prefer booting Frazier or Haseley and I don’t much care which one. When he’s right, Sheets is a nice guy to have on the bench. I can’t remember which manager it was earlier this season who referenced Sheets’ presence on the bench postgame as impacting a bullpen decision that worked out very favorably for the Sox. Of course, the problem is Sheets isn’t “right” just yet. But maybe deploying him in favorable situations off the bench will help.

King Joffrey

‘Juan Uribe Jr. walked thrice’ ???

Must take after Mom.