After last night's victory in game one against the Tigers, the White Sox optioned catcher Seby Zavala to Triple-A Charlotte.
Zavala served a placeholder, as he only appeared in two games (0-3, 2 K) while Welington Castillo was on the family medical emergency leave list. With Castillo returning today, it's no surprise Zavala was sent back to the Charlotte Knights.
Additionally, the White Sox have purchased the contract of Hector Santiago from Charlotte, and he is set to start game two of the day-night doubleheader at Detroit. Today will mark the beginning of Santiago's third stint with the South Siders. The left-hander was drafted by the White Sox in 2006, appeared in games with the team from 2011-13, and then returned to Chicago last season. He began this season in the New York Mets organization, where he split time between Triple-A Syracuse and the big league club. He appeared in eight games and posted a 6.75 ERA with the Mets before recording a 5.84 ERA over seven appearances back in the White Sox system at Triple-A Charlotte.
Given the other move that was announced in this release (Manny Banuelos being placed on the 60-day injured list) and Dylan Covey's struggles since returning from the injured list, the Sox felt Santiago was the best option to help eat innings in the pitching grind of a doubleheader.
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