Sunday, May 25, 2014
Hamstring to slow Sox's top prospect
By Doug Padilla
CHICAGO -- The injury bug that has plagued the Chicago White Sox all season is now spreading to the lower levels of the organization.
Top prospect Micah Johnson was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday with an injury to his left hamstring.
The 25-year-old speedster appeared hobbled after hitting a double in a game Friday. After a day of rest, the DL move was made.
The potential White Sox second baseman of the future started out the season strong with a .329 batting average in 37 games at Double-A Birmingham, while also posting a .414 on-base percentage, while scoring 18 runs, driving in 16 and stealing 10 bases.
After a promotion to Triple-A earlier this month, he is batting .273 with a .304 OPB at Charlotte. During a five-game stretch from May 16-Tuesday, he had eight hits in 21 at-bats (.381).
In other minor-league news, Charlotte catcher Hector Gimenez, who played in 26 games for the White Sox last season, was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
Miguel Gonzalez, ranked by Baseball America as the best defensive catcher in the White Sox’s system, was promoted from Birmingham to Charlotte. Gonzalez, 23, played in five September games with the White Sox last season.