White Sox moves: Gillaspie to DL, Carroll to start, Johnson to Charlotte
BY BRIAN SANDALOW For Sun-Times Media April 26, 2014 5:30PM
Updated: April 27, 2014 11:36AM
The White Sox put third baseman Conor Gillaspie on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left hand and added reliever Hector Noesi to the 25-man roster Saturday.
Gillaspie’s DL stint is retroactive to April 22. In 16 games, Gillaspie is hitting .302 with 12 RBI, but he hasn’t played since April 21 against the Detroit Tigers.
Gillaspie said he’s been dealing with the pain for two or three weeks and won’t swing a bat again until it’s gone.
“I’m not good enough to go through a whole season fighting my hand,” Gillaspie said. “I’m just not that good.”
Noesi, 27, was claimed off waivers Friday from the Texas Rangers. The right-handed reliever started the season with the Seattle Mariners before being traded to the Rangers on April 12.
He has a 14.21 ERA in five appearances. The Sox hope they can get more from him to help a beleaguered bullpen.
“With the way it’s been going for us, he’s going to get a shot to do something,” manager Robin Ventura said. “You hope the guy takes advantage of it and makes the most of it.”
“He’s a guy who obviously was available because he has struggled mightily as we saw first-hand last weekend,” general manager Rick Hahn said Friday, “but he’s a guy we’ve liked for some time who has some upside, and there are two specific things that we think we can improve that he’s been doing that has hampered his success. So we’ll see if we’re effective in being able to make those adjustments in the near future, and if not, adjust accordingly.”
The Sox also announced that right-hander Scott Carroll is expected to make his major-league debut Sunday. Carroll, 29, is 3-1 with a 1.57 ERA in four starts for Class AAA Charlotte.
Carroll is not on the Sox’s 40-man roster, so another move will need to be made.
In a separate move, right-hander Erik Johnson was sent to Charlotte.