Tuesday, September 2, 2014
White Sox call up 7, but not Carlos Rodon
By Doug Padilla
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.
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.