The Chicago White Sox have called up their recently drafted first-round pick, LHP Garrett Crochet, per James Fegan of The Athletic.
Crochet has been with the Schaumburg taxi squad for the 2020 season, but in this surprising move, he will be making his debut with the White Sox right away. Now, it is not clear whether Crochet will be used as a bullpen piece or starting pitcher and how long he will remain with the big league club. But if he makes his impact immediately, the White Sox will find a place for him on the playoff roster.
Additionally, RHP Evan Marshall lands on the ten-day injured list with shoulder inflammation. He should return by the Cubs series in the final weekend of the regular season.
In conjunction, Aaron Bummer will travel with the White Sox to Cincinnati and Cleveland for their road trip over this next week. The lefty last pitched for the Sox on August 7th before hitting the injured list with a biceps injury. Carlos Rodon will remain in Schaumburg, but general manager Rick Hahn says both could return to the MLB roster by the end of the season.
The White Sox are fine-tuning their roster to prepare for a playoff run after clinching their first playoff birth since 2008. They hold a three-game lead over the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central and also hold the tiebreaker over the Twins.