Chicago White Sox: Francellis Montas

SS Anderson among 7 going to AFL

August, 26, 2014
Aug 26
8:28
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
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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.”

Montas scratched from Futures Game

June, 30, 2014
Jun 30
8:37
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO – Right-handed pitcher Francellis Montas, who was scheduled to represent the Chicago White Sox in the Futures Game on July 13 in Minneapolis, will not participate because of a minor knee injury.

Montas, who injured his left knee during spring training, is now dealing with an injury to his right knee. The native of the Dominican Republic was set to play for the World Team. He is 4-0 with a 1.60 ERA at Class A Winston Salem over 10 starts.

The 21-year-old was acquired this past July in a three-team trade with the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox.

The White Sox still have one representative in the Futures Game: infielder Micah Johnson, who is slated to play for the United States squad. The 23-year-old is batting a combined .307 with 30 RBIs, 33 runs scored and 15 steals in 65 games in Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte.

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