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Royals claim White Sox OF Moises Sierra

October, 24, 2014
Oct 24
7:59
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO – The Kansas City Royals haven’t been too busy with the World Series to look toward the future, claiming outfielder Moises Sierra off waivers Friday from the Chicago White Sox.

A portion of the Royals’ success this season can be credited to a solid defense, particularly in the outfield. Sierra’s strengths are his outfield range and throwing arm, both of which helped to earn him playing time with the White Sox this past season.

The White Sox themselves claimed Sierra off waivers, from the Toronto Blue Jays in early May. He played in 83 games for Chicago, batting .276, well above his career .243 clip. He hit two home runs with seven RBIs.

In other outfield news, the White Sox outrighted Michael Taylor, making him a minor-league free agent.

The White Sox’s 40-man roster now is at 37.

White Sox call up 7, but not Carlos Rodon

September, 2, 2014
Sep 2
3:50
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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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.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.17 208 174
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .317
HRJ. Abreu 36
RBIJ. Abreu 107
RA. Ramirez 82
OPSJ. Abreu .964
ERAC. Sale 2.17
SOC. Sale 208