The White Sox optioned Adam Haseley to Charlotte, but they did not call up a left-handed outfielder to replace him on the 26-man roster.
Instead, they brought up Carlos Pérez, apparently to enable Pedro Grifol’s frantic late-game switches:
“We pinch-run for [Yasmani] Grandal; we pinch-hit for Seby [Zavala],” Grifol said. “I don’t want to get in a situation where we have to do both in the same game, and we can’t do it because we don’t have a third catcher.”
Having three “is really important for us,” but Grifol’s not sure how long he’ll have them all. If Perez isn’t used a lot, “we’ll make a move,” he said.
Meanwhile, all Oscar Colás did was homer twice against Norfolk on Friday night, giving him six homers over his last five games. The first was a 110.3-mph laser off the right-field foul pole…
… and the second was a lesser, 101.5 mph blast, but off a lefty.
- Lenyn Sosa went 1-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts.
- Oscar Colás homered twice during his 2-for-5 night.
- Terrell Tatum singled, walked thrice, sturck out once and stole a base.
- José Rodríguez went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a stolen base, but
- Bryan Ramos went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Alsander Womack singled twice, walked once, struck out twice and stole a base.
- Luis Mieses came a triple shy of the cycle while going 3-for-5, striking out once.
- Matthew Thompson: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 48 of 74 pitches for strikes.
*Rodríguez might’ve hurt his left arm or hand during his second at-bat. He took his timeout to exercise it after swinging and missing, and after striking out on a half-swing on a pitch out of the zone, Lorenzo Bundy replaced him.
- Jacob Burke kept his on-base streak alive, going 1-for-4 with a K.
- DJ Gladney was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Wilfred Veras, 1-for-3 with a sac fly and a strikeout.
- Loidel Chapelli wore the collar and silver sombrero.
- Peyton Pallette pitched past a rough first: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HR
- Colson Montgomery checked off the homer box, leaving the yard during his 1-for-5 night.
- Ryan Burrowes also went 1-for-5, but his was a double and he struck out twice.
- Ronny Hernandez went 2-for-5 with two strikeouts.
- Dario Borrero was 0-for-4 with a K.
- Anderson Comás has an 11-inning scoreless streak: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
- Full house for D’Angelo Tejada: a pair of doubles and three strikeouts.
- Rafael Alfarez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.