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Right wrist sprain forces Delmonico to DL

White Sox call up Brantly from Triple-A Charlotte
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The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Nicky Delmonico on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist and purchased the contract of catcher Rob Brantly from Triple-A Charlotte, the club announced Saturday.

Delmonico, who woke up feeling discomfort in the wrist Friday, is batting .307 with six home runs and 12 RBIs in 22 games for the White Sox in his first stint in the Major Leagues. The 25-year-old, who reached base safely in 21 of his 22 games, was the first player in White Sox history to hit six homers in his first 19 career contests.

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The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Nicky Delmonico on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist and purchased the contract of catcher Rob Brantly from Triple-A Charlotte, the club announced Saturday.

Delmonico, who woke up feeling discomfort in the wrist Friday, is batting .307 with six home runs and 12 RBIs in 22 games for the White Sox in his first stint in the Major Leagues. The 25-year-old, who reached base safely in 21 of his 22 games, was the first player in White Sox history to hit six homers in his first 19 career contests.

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"Just right now, it's a wrist sprain. Obviously, it's enough to shut him down a little bit," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "We'll see how he progresses over the next couple days.

"Obviously, time will tell how quickly he'll be able to return. But the initial onset right now, it's obviously aggravated, so we've got to give it some time to calm down."

Brantly, who was signed by the White Sox as a Minor League free agent on June 29, batted .290 with 10 homers and 45 RBIs in 82 games split between Triple-A Charlotte and Triple-A Louisville of the Reds organization. The 28-year-old backstop was hitting .278 with five home runs and 29 RBIs in 36 games with the Knights.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @OMacklinMLB. 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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