CHICAGO – Prior to tonight’s series opener vs. Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox made the following four roster moves:
· Placed SS Tim Anderson on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to June 26) with a sprained right ankle;
· Designated 1B/DH Yonder Alonso for assignment;
· Purchased the contract of LHP Ross Detwiler from Class AAA Charlotte;
· Recalled OF Daniel Palka from Charlotte
Detwiler, 33, is scheduled to start tonight against the Twins. He is 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA (19 ER/43.0 IP), 35 strikeouts and one complete game over eight starts with Charlotte this season after signing with the White as a minor-league free agent on May 9.
Detwiler, 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, has gone 23-42 with a 4.36 ERA (283 ER/584.0 IP) and 354 strikeouts in 190 games (83 starts) over parts of 10 major-league seasons with Washington (2007-14), Texas (2015), Atlanta (2015), Cleveland (2016), Oakland (2016) and Seattle (2018). A native of St. Louis, Detwiler originally was selected by the Nationals in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft out of Missouri State. He will wear uniform No. 54.
Palka, 27, is hitting .271/.374/.548 (60-221) with 13 doubles, 16 home runs, 42 RBI and 48 runs scored over 59 games with Charlotte. He began the season with the White Sox, going 1-35 (.029) before being optioned to the Knights on April 17. Palka’s 27 home runs in 2018 tied for the major-league lead among rookies and tied for the third-highest total in Sox history by a rookie.
Anderson, 26, suffered the injury on Tuesday at Boston. He is batting .317 (86-271) with 14 doubles, 11 homers, 37 RBI, 39 runs scored, 15 steals and a .491 slugging percentage over 70 games this season.
Alonso, 32, batted .178 (39-219) with seven home runs and 27 RBI over 67 games this season, his first with the White Sox.
The White Sox 40-man roster remains at 40.