After the White Sox announced a flurry of roster moves on Wednesday afternoon, another intriguing transaction followed.
Jake Burger, the 11th overall pick in the 2017 draft, has his sights set on a major comeback after rupturing his Achilles in February of 2018 and re-rupturing that same Achilles only ten weeks later.
After rehabbing for over two years, Burger joined the CarShield Collegiate Summer League in July. The White Sox allowed Burger to join this summer league which included similar players who missed the initial 60-man cut when Summer Camp opened.
Finally on July 17th, Burger stepped up to the plate against real competition for the first time since September 4th, 2017.
Burger was a slugging third-basemen out of Missouri State and only racked up 47 games at low-A Kannapolis in 2017 before the season came to an end. Then the next spring, Burger’s long road to 2020 began with the rupture of his Achilles.
Now, Burger has taken another step on his road back to professional baseball with the White Sox adding him to the 60-man player pool today. Burger is headed to Schaumburg with hopes to take the next step in his journey back to a professional diamond.