Single…Twitter: @blaketekotte…attended the University of Miami (Fla.)…was a member of Miami's 2008 team that advanced to the College World Series as a No.1 seed…graduated from Hickman (Mo.) High School, where he was an option quarterback and received scholarship offers as a punter.
Split the season between the White Sox and Class AAA Charlotte…appeared in 16 games (eight starts) in center field, one in left (one) and one in right (one) for the Sox … entered six games as a pinch runner and scored two runs…was recalled from Charlotte on 4/20 and made his Chicago debut the same day vs. Minnesota (pinch runner)…made his first start on 4/24 vs. Cleveland, playing center field and batting ninth…was optioned to the Knights on 4/28…was recalled by the Sox a second time on 7/5…made the start that night at Tampa Bay, going 1-4…recorded his third career multihit game on 7/13-2 at Philadelphia (2-5)… was optioned back to Charlotte on 7/30 and recalled a third time on 8/9…connected on his first career home run that night in Game 2 of a doubleheader vs. Minnesota … was sent back to Charlotte on 8/21, where he spent the remainder of the season…led off 56 times for the Knights…batted .273 (27-99) vs. left-handers…recorded 14 multihit efforts…recorded a season-high, eight-game hitting streak from 5/29-6/6 (.394, 13-33)…collected a seasonhigh four hits on 6/5 at Pawtucket…went 3-3 with two doubles and four RBI on 6/24 at Indianapolis.
Spent the majority of the season with Class AAA Tucson ... also appeared in 11 games over two stints with San Diego ... started one game in right field and one in left ... went 1-7 (.143) as a pinch-hitter ... was recalled by the Padres for the second time on 5/19 and optioned back on 5/28 ... appeared in 89 games with Tucson ... compiled a 14-game hitting streak from 4/7-20 (.333, 19-57) ... collected an RBI in six of eight games from 5/12-30 (seven total) ... was on the Tucson disabled list with a strained right calf from 6/30-7/24 ... was acquired from San Diego in exchange for pitcher Brandon Kloess on 11/7.
Spent the majority of the season at Double-A San Antonio, also seeing his first Major League action...Selected from the Missions on 5/23 and made his Big League debut 5/25 vs. STL...flew out in a pinch-hit appearance...First ML hit came 5/28 at WSH, knocking a double...also tripled in the game...Made seven starts over four stints with SD...Ranked among Texas League leaders in stolen bases (2nd), walks (T-6th), runs scored (T-8th) and home runs (T-8th).
Split his season between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio...Combined to hit .276 (130-for-471) with 25 doubles, eight triples, 18 home runs, 64 RBI and 85 runs scored in 126 games.