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White Sox DFA Seby Zavala among 3 roster moves

by Jordan Lazowski

The White Sox continue to shuffle their roster as the season comes to its fortunate end.

Prior to today’s series opener against the Royals, the White Sox made three roster moves:

  1. Recalled Declan Cronin from AAA Charlotte
  2. Placed Jimmy Lambert on the 15-Day Injured List with right ankle inflammation
  3. Designated Seby Zavala following his rehab assignment with AAA Charlotte

With the White Sox’s catching situation less than ideal this season, the White Sox chose to DFA Seby Zavala instead of Yasmani Grandal, evidently opting for Grandal’s leadership over Zavala’s defense when it comes to supplementing what Korey Lee will be providing over the next month of games. Zavala is out of options and can decline the assignment to Charlotte if he chooses – any other team would be free to pick him up at that time.

In 66 games this season, Zavala slashed .155/.207/.304, so it’s understandable that the White Sox would be looking elsewhere for their long-term catching solution at this point.

Cronin, 25, has bounced up and down with the major league squad a few times in recent weeks. Likely to be staying here close to full-time now with roster expansions, the right-hander has thrown seven major league innings and posted a 7.71 ERA, striking out six while walking four. His best outing so far came against the Yankees, where he struck out five in two scoreless innings of relief.

Lambert has been with the club since the beginning of August, posting a 3.38 ERA over 13.1 innings in that span. On the season, in 37.2 innings, the right-hander has a 5.26 ERA, striking out 41 while walking 20. Lambert last pitched in the series finale against the Tigers, so it’s likely that he could be shut down for the season at this point with only three and a half weeks remaining in the season.

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Thomas Hall

After the first two games of the Kansas City series, I would have to say DFA the entire team! Blowing a 6-0 lead against Kansas City, not scoring any more runs after the third inning, the top of the lineup going 2-15, balking in the winning run for Kansas City. I could go on, but I think you get my point! Definition of pitiful? The White Sox! Wait-there is one thing I give them credit for-finding innovative ways to lose games!

Jim McCabe

Just DFA Grandal, too. Bring up Hackenberg

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