Prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Angels, the White Sox made a pair of roster moves.
Third baseman Yoan Moncada was officially reinstated from the 10-day injured list after battling a strained hamstring injury. To make room on the roster, Lenyn Sosa was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte.
Moncada, 26, suffered his injury during the team’s series opener in Houston on June 17. It appeared to occur while he was running out a ground ball in his first at-bat in the second inning. He would appear in the bottom of the second on defense but would be pulled out of the game an inning later. The third baseman did not require a rehab assignment before today’s return.
Moncada is currently batting .179/.230/.292 (19-106) with three home runs and 12 RBI on the season. Despite his slow start, the third baseman was coming off a series against Detroit during which he was 7-for-14, including a 5-for-6 effort in his last full game played. The team will most definitely be looking for Yo to find his groove and continue trending upwards.
The corresponding move saw the option of Lenyn Sosa to AAA Charlotte after an impressive season to this point in AA Birmingham. Sosa was just 1-for-12 in the four games he appeared in on the South Side but did get his first major league hit in the process. He will head to Charlotte after hitting .331/.384/.549 in 289 plate appearances in Birmingham.
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