Today, the White Sox outrighted Charlie Tilson off of their 40-man roster. Tilson slashed .229/.293/.285 with 1 HR and 12 RBIs in 54 games with the White Sox in 2019. After trading Zach Duke to the Cardinals at the trade deadline in 2016, the White Sox got Tilson in return. He played his first career game in Detroit shortly after the trade and tore his hamstring trying to reach a Miguel Cabrera double in the gap. He would go on to miss the rest of 2016 along with 2017 with a stress reaction in his foot.
Tilson started 2019 in AAA but promptly got the call after struggling starters Daniel Palka, and Adam Engel continued their struggles. Tilson continued his solid start from AAA in the big leagues by slashing .303/.361/.368 with 1 HR and 6 RBIs in his first 22 games with the big league club including a grand slam in Houston for his first career home run.
Tilson was struck by injuries during his White Sox career, but with the rebuild reaching the turning point, it was time to start cutting some dead weight starting with Charlie. The White Sox will continue to make moves like this during the offseason as they decide who they want on their 40 man roster ahead of the Rule 5 Draft.
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