White Sox tab Leesman to start in Friday's doubleheader

White Sox tab Leesman to start in Friday's doubleheader
August 7, 2013, 6:30 pm
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The White Sox announced minor-leaguer Charlie Leesman is set to pitch Game 2 of Friday’s day-night doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins.

Leesman, who must be added to the team’s 40-man roster, will be promoted from Triple-A Charlotte. The left-hander is 3-1 with a 3.47 ERA in 13 starts this season at Charlotte.

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Leesman got a late start to the 2013 campaign after he underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He missed all of spring training and the White Sox requested waived him off the 40-man roster in April. Even though the Texas Rangers claimed Leesman, he chose to bypass the offer and resigned a minor-league deal with the White Sox.

Leesman went 12-10 with a 2.47 ERA in 26 starts at Charlotte last season.

Other highlights from the farm include:

-- Charlotte reliever Daniel Webb, a right-hander, has thrown 11 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings over his last eight outings. Webb, 23, has 31 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings at Charlotte.

-- Left-handed pitcher Scott Snodgress is 3-0 with a 0.87 ERA in 41 1/3 innings over his last six starts at Double-A Birmingham. Snodgress is 11-7 with a 3.67 ERA in 22 starts this season.

-- Birmingham outfielder Brandon Jacobs, who came over in the trade for Matt Thornton, has hit safely in 19 of 20 games for the Barons. He has two homers and 17 RBIs.

-- Infielder Tyler Shyrock, the team’s 12th-round pick out of Cal State-Bakersfield, saw his 17-game hitting streak snapped on Tuesday. Shyrock hit .378 (28-for-74) during the streak at Advanced Rookie Great Falls.