Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chicago White Sox option LHP Charlie Leesman back to Charlotte Knights

By Seth Lakso, Charlotte Observer Correspondent

According to reports out of Chicago, the White Sox have optioned LHP Charlie Leesman back to the Charlotte Knights to make room on the roster for second baseman Gordon Beckham, who has been rehabbing with the Double-A Birmingham Barons.

Leesman made one start for the White Sox and lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing nine hits and six runs, while striking out just one. The 27-year-old only walked one batter, but was consistently up in the zone and the Detroit Tigers made him pay.

In three starts this season with the Knights, Leesman (0-2, 1.59) has allowed five runs (three earned). However, in those starts, he’s received just six total runs of support from the Charlotte bats.