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Tekotte optioned to Triple-A after return to KC

KANSAS CITY -- The White Sox announced after Wednesday night's 5-2 victory over the Royals that outfielder Blake Tekotte was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. A corresponding roster move will be made prior to Thursday's series finale.

Tekotte was brought up on Aug. 9 and hit his first Major League homer that day against the Twins. He was 5-of-17 (.294) with a homer, two RBIs and four runs scored in his last 10 games.

Tekotte had the current White Sox-Royals series circled on his calendar after his callup. He hails from Columbia, Mo., just a two-hour drive down Interstate 70 from Kauffman Stadium. With the White Sox arriving on Monday's off-day, Tekotte had the opportunity to drive to Columbia and visit family and friends.

"We flew in and I got a rental car and headed home," Tekotte said. "Got to sleep in my own bed."

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to
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