CHICAGO — Prior to tonight’s series opener vs. the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago White Sox announced the following six roster moves:
- Reinstated SS Tim Anderson from the 10-day injured list;
- Reinstated RHP Lucas Giolito from the 10-day injured list;
- Recalled C Zack Collins from Class AAA Charlotte;
- Placed OF Andrew Vaughn on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to September 10) with lower back inflammation;
- Optioned INF Danny Mendick to Charlotte;
- Optioned C Seby Zavala to Charlotte.
Anderson, 28, has been on the injured list since September 1 (retroactive to August 29) with a left hamstring strain. He is batting .302/.331/.458 (140-463) with 26 doubles, 14 home runs, 53 RBI, 82 runs scored and 17 stolen bases over 108 games this season. Anderson ranks fifth in the American League in average this season.
Giolito, 27, has been on the injured list since September 3 (retroactive to September 1) with a strained left hamstring suffered in his last start on August 31 vs. Pittsburgh. He is 9-9 with a 3.69 ERA (65 ER/158.1 IP), 180 strikeouts (10.23 per 9.0 IP), a .221 (129-585) opponents average, 1.11 WHIP and .279 on-base percentage in 27 starts this season. Giolito ranks among the AL leaders in strikeouts per 9.0 IP (5th), opponents on-base percentage (4th), WHIP (T4th), strikeouts (5th), opponents average (5th), opponents OPS (8th, .685) and ERA (9th).
Collins, 26, is hitting .202/.324/.331 (36-178) with 11 doubles, four home runs, 24 RBI and 23 runs scored over 72 games this season with the White Sox.
Vaughn, 23, has not played since last Thursday at Oakland. He is hitting .240/.314/.409 (95-396) with 22 doubles, 15 home runs, 45 RBI and 54 runs scored in 120 games in 2021. Vaughn ranks among the AL rookie leaders in doubles (T2nd), extra-base hits (6th, 37), total bases (6th, 162), home runs (7th) and RBI (7th).
Mendick, 27, is hitting .220 (36-164) with two home runs and 20 RBI in 71 games over six stints with Chicago in 2021.
Zavala, 28, is hitting .183 (17-93) with five home runs and 15 RBI in 37 games this season. He became the first player in major-league history to hit his first three career homers in the same game on July 31 vs. Cleveland.