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Personal reasons keeping Tim Anderson out of White Sox lineup

Personal reasons keeping Tim Anderson out of White Sox lineup

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tim Anderson is out of the lineup for a third straight game on Monday for personal reasons.

The White Sox shortstop, who is in camp with the team, last played on Friday. He was scheduled for a day off on Saturday but wasn't in the lineup on Sunday and isn't listed to play against the San Francisco Giants at 3:05 p.m. CST, either. 

Anderson, who is hitting .333/.333/.472 with a home run and three RBI in 36 plate appearances, said he isn't dealing with an injury and could return to action by Tuesday.

"I'm just trying to take care of that before I get back into things," Anderson said.

White Sox prospect Carson Fulmer leaves games early, expected to make next start


White Sox prospect Carson Fulmer leaves games early, expected to make next start

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carson Fulmer left Tuesday night's game early but he should be back on the mound again in time for his next start.

The Triple-A Charlotte pitcher exited in the top of the sixth inning with a cramp in his right leg, Knights manager Mark Grudzielanek said. Fulmer informed the staff he had cramped up in the third inning and received treatment. He returned to the mound but had to exit again in the sixth. The Knights lost 5-3 to the Toledo MudHens in 10 innings at BB&T Ballpark.

“He just cramped up. It was a hot night and it was his push-off leg,” Grudzielanek said. “His actions, he was feeling it so we got him out of there.

“He was a cramping up a few innings, probably the end of the third he came in a little tight, worked him out, hydrated him and tried to get him feeling a little better, loosened him up. He looked good in the fourth but it came back after the fifth.”

“Absolutely, he’ll be fine. It was cramps. It wasn’t anything other than that. You get better, you move on and he’ll make his next start and be ready to go like he always does.”

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Fulmer moved on after a slow first inning cost him three runs. The right-hander yielded a three-run homer to ex-Cubs prospect Jeimer Candelario in the first inning, one of three first-inning hits Fulmer allowed. But Fulmer, the team’s first-round pick in 2015, settled down and retired 10 straight batters.

Fulmer is 7-8 with a 5.61 ERA in 24 starts this season.

“He hung some pitches and got behind a little bit and when that happens you put some runners on, put a good swing on it and it leaves the park,” Grudzielanek said. “He understands the consequences when you get behind hitters.

“He looked good after that. He’s working his offspeed pitches. I thought he threw for strikes earlier in the counts and got ahead of some of the hitters and had some rollouts and some easy fly balls and he was a different pitcher there for four or five innings.”

Jacob May belly-flops for insane catch

Jacob May belly-flops for insane catch

Jacob May's time with the White Sox wasn't how he envisioned his first stint in the majors going, but the outfielder sure had a play to be proud of on Tuesday in Triple-A Charlotte.

May went full extension on a diving catch in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against Toledo. He robbed Jason Krizan of extra bases and an RBI with the eye-popping catch.

Watch the catch in the video above.

May, who went 2-for-36 in the majors to open this season, also had a solid day at the plate going 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a walk. The 25-year-old is hitting .246 with a .304 on-base percentage for the Knights this season.

The Knights lost the game in 10 innings after Carson Fulmer started.