Source: Sox putting De Aza on DL

Updated: August 21, 2012, 2:38 AM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

Chicago White Sox centerfielder Alejandro De Aza will be placed on the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game with a strained oblique, according to multiple sources.

De Aza incurred the injury on Aug. 17 in the first game of a series between the Sox and Royals in Kansas City. Outfielder Jordan Danks will be called up from Triple-A Charlotte as a corresponding move, according to a source. The move will be retroactive to Aug. 18. De Aza has missed three games since getting hurt.

As the team's leadoff hitter, De Aza is hitting .281 with 6 home runs and 44 RBIs. He also leads the team in runs (73) and stolen bases (21).

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