Injuries & Moves: Peralta recalled, Leasure on IL; Updates on Leone, Soroka

July 20th, 2024


July 20: LHP recalled from Triple-A Charlotte; RHP placed on 15-day injured list
Leasure is 0-2 with a 6.32 ERA , two saves, nine holds and 26 strikeouts over 31 1/3 innings in 33 relief appearances this season, his first in the Major Leagues. He felt good when throwing over the All-Star break, but didn't feel the same while throwing pregame Friday in Kansas City.

"Obviously dealing with some stuff all season long, but I have been able to manage it and work through it," Leasure said. "Yesterday came in, felt fine, went out to throw and just couldn't really get into the grind … feeling pain. So I let them know and worked from there."

Peralta is 2-1 with a 4.60 ERA and 29 strikeouts across 29 1/3 innings between Charlotte (14 games) and Triple-A Tacoma (12 games) in the Seattle organization. He also appeared in one game with the White Sox on June 9 vs. Boston. Peralta was reacquired by Chicago off waivers from the Mariners on May 26.

July 19: Selected contract from Triple-A Charlotte of Infielder ; Recalled C and RHP from Charlotte; Placed RHP on the 15-day injured list with a right shoulder strain (retroactive to July 16); Designated for assignment C

Baldwin, 23, is hitting .324/.391/.460 with 19 doubles, eight home runs, 41 RBIs, 33 walks, 40 runs scored and 17 stolen bases over 82 games this season between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte. He has hit safely in six of eight games since being promoted to Charlotte, going 10-for-29 with three doubles, two homers and four RBIs. The switch-hitting Baldwin's .322 average with Birmingham still leads the Southern League. He is the No. 23 White Sox prospect, per MLB Pipeline.

Robinson, 29, is hitting .246 with four doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 32 RBIs and 22 runs scored over 55 games with Charlotte in 2024. He was added to the White Sox 40-man roster on June 16.

"I’ve been focusing on playing the game for what it is, not too much about individual accolades and things like that," Robinson said. "Trying to be a good teammate and trying to win ballgames. That coincides with being successful."

Following the moves, the White Sox 40-man remains at 40.


RHP (right shoulder impingement)
Expected return:
There had been no imaging done on Leasure's shoulder as of July 20, according to the reliever, while the club waits for the inflammation to subside.

"Take a couple days off, work on some stuff in the training room -- mostly some stability stuff. It's just inflammation, so try to get that to go down, but also working to stay healthy for the season," Leasure said. "Just trying to be cautious right now. I think in a couple days I'll be able to see exactly where I'm at and then go from there." (Last updated: July 20)

RHP (right shoulder strain)
Expected return:
The right-hander felt the issue diagnosed as a subscapular strain, according to Soroka, while pitching against Pittsburgh on July 14 and left the game after one-third of an inning. He is 0-10 on the season, but Soroka has a 3.45 ERA over 13 relief appearances, striking out 47 in 28 2/3 innings.

"Could be a couple days, a week," said Soroka on July 19 regarding how long he'll be shut down from throwing. "I don’t imagine it being too long, but [I want to] make sure we do everything we can to make sure it’s gone." (Last updated: July 20)

RHP (right elbow inflammation, neck stiffness)
Expected return:
Late July/Early August
Clevinger was set to throw a bullpen the weekend of July 19-21 and then pitch for Triple-A Charlotte again on July 23. He will be re-evaluated at that point to see if his next start could be in Chicago.

"You don’t know how it’s going to go," White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said on July 20. "It might go great, he might be ready for this. So we’ll see how that plays out." (Last updated: July 20)


RHP (right elbow inflammation)
Expected return:
End of July
Leone had a little inflammation in his right elbow, and although his absence was not expected to be an extended one, he was moved to the 60-day IL on June 11. The right-hander is now ramping up as of July 20 and could be going on an injury rehab assignment with Charlotte as soon as the week of July 22. (Last updated: July 20)

3B (left adductor strain)
Expected return: End of July
Moncada has gone 8-for-15 over five games with the Arizona Complex League White Sox. But White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said Friday the team is being careful with the switch-hitting third baseman.

"He’s doing OK over there," Grifol said. "It’s a slow process. Sometimes he feels really good, sometimes he doesn’t feel that good.

"We’re definitely not going to rush this thing. We want to make sure that when he comes back, he’s 100% ready to go. We don’t want any setbacks."

Moncada was running to first on a grounder on April 9 when he doubled over in pain, and had to be helped off the field. He was placed on the IL the next day. (Last updated: July 19)

RHP (right rotator cuff strain)
Expected return: TBD
Lambert visited Dr. Neal ElAttrache during Spring Training for a second opinion on his shoulder and was able to avoid surgery. He said something was there, but they had a program in place to try to treat it. He was placed on the 60-day IL on March 28 and began an injury rehab assignment with the Arizona Complex League White Sox on July 19. (Last updated: July 19)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
Second half of 2024
Foster missed the entire 2023 season due to Tommy John surgery after he had the procedure on April 19 of last year. He was placed on the 60-day IL on Feb. 23, 2024. He was recalled from his rehab assignment due to a back strain, but will most likely restart his rehab after the All-Star break. (Last updated: July 10)

C (left hip inflammation)
Expected return: 2025
Stassi underwent a season-ending left hip surfacing procedure on June 7 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training in 2025. “I really like Stassi,” manager Pedro Grifol said. “I thought his veteran presence was going to be good for us.” (Last updated: June 10)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Early to mid-2025
Scholtens was scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn ulnar cruciate ligament in his right elbow on March 1 and is expected to miss the season.

He was placed on the 60-day IL on Feb. 27 to make room for Bailey Horn, acquired from the Cubs. Scholtens was 1-9 with a 5.29 ERA in 26 appearances (11 starts) last season. (Last updated: Feb. 27)