Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Jordan Danks to Charlotte; Conor Gillaspie to Chicago and a few other notes

Jordan Danks optioned to Charlotte; Conor Gillaspie activated from DL

Following Wednesday's 3-2 extra-innings loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Chicago White Sox announced that outfielder Jordan Danks has been reassigned to the Charlotte Knights.

With Conor Gillaspie’s rehab assignment with Charlotte complete (he was placed on the DL April 26), Danks was optioned back to Charlotte to make room for the White Sox regular third baseman on the Major League roster.

In three games with the Knights, Gillaspie went 2-for-12 with a home run. He also played an excellent third base. Wednesday was the first day that Gillaspie was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list 
(hand contusion).

Danks, who was promoted to Chicago on April 10 following Avisail Garcia’s season-ending shoulder injury, went just 4-for-41 with a home run and five RBIs in 21 games. He made nine starts and saw more playing time recently with center fielder Adam Eaton also ending up on the DL.

On Tuesday, Danks hit a two-run double in the ninth inning of the Sox’s 5-1 victory over the Cubs.

With Eaton able to come off the disabled list on May 18, the White Sox will need to make another roster move. Former Knights SS/2B Marcus Semien has been mentioned as a name that could also be returning to Charlotte.

Carlos Sanchez extends hitting streak to 10 games

With a two-out single in the bottom of the 11th, Knights second baseman Carlos Sanchez extended his current hitting streak to 10 games. A walk in an earlier at-bat allowed him to reach base for the 23rd consecutive game.

Since April 11, Sanchez is 28-for-85 (.329). His on-base streak is third in the International League and first among active streaks.

Matt Davidson on the mend

Knights regular third baseman, Matt Davidson, missed his fourth straight game with a sore hand on Wednesday.

"He’s got a sore hand and he’s getting his treatment," said Knights manager Joel Skinner, who has consistently downplayed the injury all week. "We’ll see how he’s doing tomorrow."

Alex Liddi started in place of Davidson on Wednesday and finished the day 0-for-4.