White Sox Minor Keys: June 22, 2022

While Lenyn Sosa was withheld from the Birmingham lineup on Wednesday so he could make his way to Chicago, Gavin Sheets was also absent from Charlotte’s lineup card.

Between Adam Engel’s hamstring and José Abreu’s hip, there are a couple of ways for Sheets to find his way back into the mix with the White Sox after spending the last nine games in Charlotte. While that only covers a period of 10 days, the small sample is large enough to accommodate a wild swing in fortunes.

  • First three games: 0-for-13, 3 K, 3 GDP
  • Last six games: 10-for-24, 4 2B, 2 HR, 2 BB, 3 K

We’ll have a post about the White Sox’s roster changes whenever they make them official.

Worcester 4, Charlotte 0

  • Eloy Jiménez went 1-for-4 with two strikoeuts.
  • Yolbert Sánchez was 2-for-4 with a K.
  • Carlos Pérez, 1-for-4.

Birmingham 10, Rocket City 8

  • José Rodríguez, freed from being overshadowed by Sosa, went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and four RBIs.
  • Yoelqui Céspedes was 2-for-3, but was caught stealing.

Hudson Valley 4, Winston-Salem 3

  • Oscar Colás and Bryan Ramos both were 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • Luis Mieses went 1-for-4 with his 23rd double.
  • Adam Hackenberg, 0-for-3 with a walk.

Myrtle Beach 5, Kannapolis 3

  • Wes Kath went 1-for-5 with a double and three strikeouts.
  • Colson Montgomery singled twice, walked once, got plunked once and struck out once.
  • DJ Gladney was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
  • Wilfred Veras, 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
  • Same thing for James Beard, but he was picked off/caught stealing.

DSL Padres 8, DSL White Sox 5

  • Erick Hernandez singled twice and struck out twice.
  • Guillermo Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with his first homer.
  • Loidel Chapelli was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Ronny Hernandez went 1-for-2 with a walk and a sac fly.

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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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With the callups to the big club I expect we’ll see some reshuffling in the org. I expect Montgomery to move up to WS and someone to go to Charlotte, maybe Tyler Neslony? I would also expect one of the WS OFer’s(Ellis, Colas, or Mieses) to go Birmingham along with maybe Ramos.


It’ll be really interesting to see who goes where. It’s not unusual to bounce back and forth from the bigs to AAA based on short-term needs, but I assume they aren’t going to want to promote real prospects if it means shuffling everyone back down a level when everyone gets healthy. Montgomery looks ready for high-A, but before they move him I’d hope they have a DFA candidate identified if/when Sosa (or whoever) comes back so that Montgomery doesn’t get pushed back to Kannapolis when the dust settles. There’s also the upcoming draft to think about.

I guess mid-summer is a nerve-wracking time for fringy minor leaguers.


Laz Rivera is redundant in Charlotte if they want/need to move Sosa down there. There’s a lot of dead weight in Birmingham. As weird as it may sound for the Sox, with Sheets up there are no 1B prospects in the system. And no I do not consider DJ Gladney a prospect.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Gladney’s only 20 years old. I certainly consider him a prospect. I think Veras is ultimately a 1B, and he’s a prospect as well.

Last edited 3 months ago by Right Size Wrong Shape
Torpedo Jones

Gladney is 20 years old. He strikes out quite a bit, but he’s young enough to potentially improve that. His power is very real. Don’t count him out yet.

I think there’s a good chance some of our prospects at other positions may fill out/slow down enough to warrant a shift to 1B in time.


Are the sox just going to call up Eloy when healthy or is it going to be when he actually starts to hit???


Rehab stints can only last 20 days (or 20 games?) so he’ll either have to have his rehab interrupted again or get activated.


How long has he been rehabbing?


They pulled him off his first rehab start, sat him for five days, and re-started him earlier this week. So he probably still has two weeks or so before we either need to activate him or shut him down.

As Cirensica

About 25 years