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White Sox Place Adam Engel on IL, Shuffle Several Pitchers

Adam Engel heads to the injured list again and several arms are on the move between Charlotte and Chicago as part of today's White Sox transactions.
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Photo: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

The Chicago White Sox announced a slew of roster moves on Monday afternoon. Heading into a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics, the club placed outfielder Adam Engel on the 10-day injured list due to left shoulder inflammation.

Engel's new ailment comes as a bit of a surprise, as he was previously considered day-to-day with right groin tightness. Engel exited Thursday's Field of Dreams game after the seventh inning and did not play on Saturday or Sunday against the New York Yankees.

This development marks Engel's third trip to the injured list this season. He missed the first two months of the season due to a strained right hamstring he suffered in Spring Training. After playing in 10 games for the White Sox in mid-June, Engel returned to the injured list with the same ailment. That stint was brief, however, and Engel returned to the White Sox in early July.

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In a corresponding move, the White Sox selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Mike Wright from Triple-A Charlotte. Wright owns a 7-5 record, 3.40 ERA, and 1.05 WHIP with 90 strikeouts in 95.1 innings across 16 games (all starts) for the Knights in 2021.

To make room for Wright on the 40-man roster, the White Sox designated righty Zack Burdi for assignment. A first-round draft pick in 2016 (No. 26 overall), Burdi endured several injuries early in his career and never panned out the way the White Sox envisioned. In 23 games for the Knights this season, Burdi posted a 7.30 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 30 strikeouts, and two saves in 24.2 innings.

The White Sox also flipped a pair of right-handed relievers as part of today's transactions. After struggling late in Sunday's series finale against the Yankees, Matt Foster will head down to Charlotte and Ryan Burr will replace him on the big-league roster.

Foster's second-year struggles have resulted in a 5.67 ERA across 28.2 innings of MLB action to date in 2021. Burr owns a 3.86 ERA in 11.2 innings at Triple-A and a 2.95 ERA in 21.1 innings for the White Sox this year.