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Rondon sent down with Moncada likely back

Infielder (hamstring tightness) could return from DL on Tuesday
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CHICAGO -- The White Sox optioned infielder Jose Rondon to Triple-A Charlotte following the 5-3 victory over the Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field, presumably to make room for Yoan Moncada's return when the club begins a two-game set in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

Moncada went on the disabled list with left hamstring tightness on May 5 after the injury caused him to leave two games early that week. The second baseman ran, took grounders and batting practice pregame Sunday and said postgame he felt good. But no official announcement on the corresponding move will come from the team until Tuesday.

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CHICAGO -- The White Sox optioned infielder Jose Rondon to Triple-A Charlotte following the 5-3 victory over the Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field, presumably to make room for Yoan Moncada's return when the club begins a two-game set in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

Moncada went on the disabled list with left hamstring tightness on May 5 after the injury caused him to leave two games early that week. The second baseman ran, took grounders and batting practice pregame Sunday and said postgame he felt good. But no official announcement on the corresponding move will come from the team until Tuesday.

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"He's doing very, very well," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "We're hoping he'll be back in the lineup soon."

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Rondon, 22, went 3-for-13 (.231) in six games with the White Sox after being recalled to take Moncada's roster spot.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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