White Sox make three roster moves
Prior to today's split doubleheader vs. Detroit, the Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt from Class AA Birmingham and recalled left-hander Eric Surkamp from Class AAA Charlotte to serve as the 26th man for the doubleheader.
To make room for Bassitt on the 25-man roster, the White Sox optioned right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll to Charlotte following last night's game.
Bassitt, 25, went 3-1 with a 1.56 ERA (6 ER/34.2 IP) and 36 strikeouts in six starts with Birmingham in 2014. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Bassitt suffered a broken right hand prior to the start of the season and did not debut with the Barons until July 29 after pitching in three rehab games with the Arizona League White Sox.
He threw 16.0 consecutive scoreless IP over three starts from August 3-15 and limited the opposition to a .206 (26-126) average with the Barons.
Bassitt was selected by Chicago in the 16th round of the 2011 draft out of the University of Akron. He will wear uniform No. 61.
Surkamp, 27, is 1-0 with a 6.91 ERA (11 ER/14.1 IP), five holds and 11 strikeouts in 23 relief appearances over two stints with the White Sox this season. He also has gone 4-5 with a 4.69 ERA (41 ER/78.2 IP) and 86 strikeouts in 18 games (11 starts) with Charlotte this season.
Carroll, 29, is 5-9 with a 5.28 ERA (63 ER/107.1 IP) in 22 games (16 starts) with the White Sox this season.
The Sox 40-man roster is at 40.