White Sox make five roster moves

CHICAGO – Prior to tonight’s series opener vs. Oakland, the Chicago White Sox made the following five roster moves:

 

  • Placed OF Adam Engel on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to August 13) with left shoulder inflammation;

 

  • Selected the contract of RHP Mike Wright from Class AAA Charlotte;

 

  • Recalled RHP Ryan Burr from Charlotte;

 

  • Optioned RHP Matt Foster to Charlotte;

 

  • Designated RHP Zack Burdi for assignment.

 

Engel, 30, is hitting .248/.339/.505 (26-105) with six doubles, seven home runs, 18 RBI and 19 runs scored over 33 games with the Sox in 2021.

 

Wright, 31, has gone 7-5 with a 3.40 ERA (36 ER/95.1 IP) and 90 strikeouts over 16 starts with Charlotte this season, his first in the White Sox organization after signing as a free agent on December 24, 2020.

 

Wright, 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds, has appeared in 110 games (23 starts) over parts of five major-league seasons with Baltimore (2015-19) and Seattle (2019), going 10-12 with a 6.00 ERA (172 ER/258.0 IP) and 208 strikeouts.

 

Burr, 27, is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA (5 ER/11.2 IP) and 13 strikeouts over 12 relief appearances with Charlotte in 2021. He also has made 19 appearances with the Sox this season, going 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA (7 ER/21.1 IP), two holds and 17 strikeouts.

 

Foster, 26, has gone 2-1 with a 5.67 ERA (21 ER/33.1 IP), one save, two holds and 36 strikeouts in 31 relief appearances over four stints with the Sox in 2021.

 

Burdi, 26, is 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA (20 ER/24.2 IP) and 35 strikeouts over 23 relief appearances with the Knights this season. He appeared in six games over four stints with the White Sox in 2021, posting a 6.00 ERA (6 ER/9.0 IP) with six strikeouts.

 

Following the moves, the White Sox 40-man roster remains at 40.