White Sox get Sellers from Bucs
Minor League infielder played 17 games in bigs with Indians last season
The White Sox have added Triple-A shortstop Justin Sellers in a trade with the Pirates for a player to be named or cash considerations.
After missing the first three months of the season with an Achilles injury, Sellers hit .288/.339/.308 in 52 at-bats in the Pirates' Minor League system. He has spent time at second and third base this season, to go along with shortstop.
Sellers has yet to play in the Majors this year after he went 3-for-16 in 17 games for the Indians last season. A sixth-round pick of the A's in 2005, Sellers spent his first three seasons with the Dodgers, with whom he batted .198/.280/.294 with three home runs.
"With Leury Garcia in the big leagues and Micah Johnson unavailable, we needed a player with Major League experience to provide some depth at [Triple-A] Charlotte," said White Sox assistant general manager Buddy Bell of the Sellers trade.
Micah Johnson was placed on the disabled list by Charlotte with a left hamstring strain.