Sox option Stewart, recall Axelrod

June, 19, 2012
6/19/12
3:46
PM CT
By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com
The Chicago White Sox optioned pitcher Zach Stewart to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday and recalled pitcher Dylan Axelrod.

In his first start of the season, Stewart gave up six runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings on Monday in a 12-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs. He is 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA in 18 games this season.

Axelrod, who made three appearances with the Sox earlier this season, was 5-4 with a 3.18 ERA with 66 strikeouts in 68 innings at Triple-A Charlotte.

“He’ll be the long guy, he’ll be in the bullpen,” manager Robin Ventura said of Axelrod. “Maybe a little bit down the road if something else happens, he might be able to spot start on occasion.”

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
10 2.03 165 142
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .312
HRJ. Abreu 33
RBIJ. Abreu 97
RJ. Abreu 70
OPSJ. Abreu .969
ERAC. Sale 2.03
SOC. Sale 165