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White Sox add Engel to mix in center field

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The White Sox added another player to their center-field mix on Tuesday, when they recalled Adam Engel from Triple-A Charlotte.

Engel made his Major League debut on May 27, and stayed until June 9 in his first stint with the White Sox. He hit .300 (6-for-20) and stole four bases. The man whose Twitter handle is @ManOfSteal_10 was in the starting lineup and batting leadoff for Tuesday night's series opener against the Twins.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The White Sox added another player to their center-field mix on Tuesday, when they recalled Adam Engel from Triple-A Charlotte.

Engel made his Major League debut on May 27, and stayed until June 9 in his first stint with the White Sox. He hit .300 (6-for-20) and stole four bases. The man whose Twitter handle is @ManOfSteal_10 was in the starting lineup and batting leadoff for Tuesday night's series opener against the Twins.

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"He had a nice little stay with us -- stole some bases, had some really good at-bats," manager Rick Renteria said. "We'll see how he starts off the game, how he handles this next stint being here with us."

Engel fills the roster spot vacated by Leury Garcia, who was placed on the 10-day DL (retroactive to June 16) with a sprained finger on his left hand.

"The organization thought it was prudent to just let him heal," Renteria said. "Let it calm down, and allow another true center fielder to be here and fill that spot."

While Garcia may not be considered Chicago's "everyday" center fielder, he's played more games there than any other White Sox player this year. Recently-acquired utility man Alen Hanson started in center field and batted leadoff Friday and Saturday in Toronto, collecting four hits and scoring four runs over the pair of White Sox victories.

Engel's addition to the roster allows Hanson -- acquired off waivers from the Pirates on June 9 -- to play second base when needed, but Renteria said he wants Hanson to continue to work on his center-field play as well.

Patrick Donnelly is a contributor to MLB.com based in Minneapolis and covered the White Sox on Tuesday.

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