The White Sox optioned Dylan Axelrod to Triple-A Charlotte following his start against Detroit, the team announced Sunday. Axelrod threw 4 13 innings against the Tigers, struggling with efficiency but only allowing two runs -- both solo home runs -- on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
Jesse Crain was eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday, but it's not known if he'll be re-joining the White Sox in Cleveland tomorrow, when a corresponding roster move will be announced before the team's doubleheader against the Indians. Crain said he'll need to have a rehab stint in Charlotte, though, and he has yet to start that part of his recovery.
Eric Stults will start the second game of the doubleheader, although the Sox do not need to make a roster move to bring him up for the day. He could be added to the 25-man roster after his start tomorrow if Crain isn't ready or the Sox decide to ship someone else off to Charlotte.
White Sox right fielder Adam Eaton is one of three finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove.
Eaton, Boston’s Mookie Betts and Houston’s George Springer were named as the American League right field candidates on Thursday.
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A 2014 finalist in center field, Eaton finished second behind Betts in Defensive Runs Saved with 22, according to fangraphs.com. Eaton also finished with an Ultimate Zone Rating of 23.1 and led all outfielders with 18 assists.
Eaton batted .284/.362/.428 with 14 home runs, 59 RBIs and 91 runs scored. He also stole 14 bases and was worth 6.0 Wins Above Replacement.
Chuck Garfien, Slavko Bekovic and Chris Kamka react to the national media blunders that failed to recognize the White Sox as 2005 World Series champions.
Later, the guys discuss Jerry Reinsdorf's comments about cheering for the Cubs and break down what it takes to beat the Indians.
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