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White Sox send down Scott Downs, call up Eric Surkamp

TORONTO – The White Sox designated left-hander Scott Downs for assignment and recalled left-hander Eric Surkamp from Class AAA Charlotte Thursday.

Surkamp, 26, was 3-4 with a 4.54 ERA and 84 strikeouts over 73 innings in 14 games with Charlotte. The Sox claimed off waivers from San Francisco in December.

Downs, signed as a free agent during the offseason, struggled in his role as a lefty specialist in the bullpen.

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