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Burger among 8 White Sox sent to Minors

Top 30 prospects Tilson, Vieira also sent down
MLB.com @scottmerkin and @basebollie

The White Sox announced a flurry of roster moves Tuesday, optioning right-hander Thyago Vieira and outfielder Charlie Tilson to Triple-A Charlotte and right-hander José Ruiz to Class A Winston-Salem.

The club also reassigned infielder Jake Burger, right-handers Dylan Covey and Michael Ynoa, catcher Alfredo Gonzalez and left-hander Jordan Guerrero to Minor League camp.

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The White Sox announced a flurry of roster moves Tuesday, optioning right-hander Thyago Vieira and outfielder Charlie Tilson to Triple-A Charlotte and right-hander José Ruiz to Class A Winston-Salem.

The club also reassigned infielder Jake Burger, right-handers Dylan Covey and Michael Ynoa, catcher Alfredo Gonzalez and left-hander Jordan Guerrero to Minor League camp.

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Burger, Chicago's first-round selection in 2017, ruptured his left Achilles tendon on Feb. 26, and he is expected to miss the entire '18 season. He is ranked as the eighth-best prospect in Chicago's farm system.

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Vieira, 24, was acquired from the Mariners in November. He went 2-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 29 games with Double-A Arkansas last season before going 0-1 with a 4.58 ERA in 12 appearances for Triple-A Tacoma. He is the No. 29 prosect in the system.

Tilson, 25, batted .188/.325/.250 with two doubles and four RBIs in nine games for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League last season after missing most of the year with a right foot injury. He is Chicago's No. 16 prospect.

Covey, 26, went 0-7 with a 7.71 ERA in 18 games (12 starts) for the White Sox last season, while Ynoa, 26, is 2-0 with a 4.42 ERA in 59 innings for Chicago over the past two seasons.

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.

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

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