SS Anderson among 7 going to AFL

August, 26, 2014
Aug 26
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox had seven players in their minor league system assigned to the Arizona Fall League’s Glendale Desert Dogs for the upcoming season.

At No. 85 in the mlb.com rankings, shortstop Tim Anderson is the highest ranked White Sox player headed to the AFL. Other players on the team are pitchers Chris Bassitt, Francellis Montas, Jefferson Olacio and Scott Snodgress, catcher Kevan Smith and infielder Rangel Ravelo.

Anderson and Montas have both worked through injuries this season.

“They both missed time, so it's good to get them additional reps, especially Montas, who had two setbacks -- one with each knee -- but is now, knock-on-wood, healthy,” general manager Rick Hahn said. “But it's also about challenging them with a little bit of a higher level.

“Obviously, the level of play in the fall league over the years has been really prospect-laden and a good test for guys in their development, and we feel that both those guys are ready for it from a performance standpoint. They also happen to have missed a little developmental time, so they're a perfect fit for that.”

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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