Despite signs that he might be arriving to the major leagues for the final month of the season, the Chicago White Sox did not include left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon among the seven players they added to the roster Tuesday.
The White Sox took advantage of expanded rosters by calling up right-handed pitchers Chris Bassitt and Scott Carroll, outfielder Jordan Danks, catcher Josh Phegley, infielder Marcus Semien and left-hander Eric Surkamp, all from Triple-A Charlotte.
In addition, the White Sox also purchased the contract of outfielder Michael Taylor, who was acquired from the Oakland Athletics on June 14 in exchange for right-hander Jacob Sanchez. Taylor, a Stanford product, has 26 games of major league experience from 2011-13 with the A's, and hit 11 home runs with 69 RBIs and 75 runs scored at the Triple-A level this season.
Taylor got the call over former first-round pick Jared Mitchell, who had been demoted to Double-A Birmingham at one point this season, but returned to Charlotte where he had been hitting well.
Rodon was the White Sox's first-round draft pick in this past June's draft and looked destined for the major leagues when he was fast-tracked from Single-A Winston-Salem to Charlotte last month. White Sox pitcher Chris Sale took a similar path from draft pick to the major leagues in 2010.
The White Sox's active roster is now at 32, with the 40-man roster now full.