The Chicago White Sox will gain some reinforcements entering a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners. The club activated third baseman Yoan Moncada and reliever Aaron Bummer from the injured list ahead of Monday's game.
In a series of corresponding moves, the club optioned outfielders Adam Haseley and Mark Payton to Triple-A Charlotte. Additionally, the Sox outrighted right-hander Tobias Myers to Charlotte.
In 80 games this season, Yoan Moncada is slashing .197/.216/.313 with seven home runs and 40 RBIs. The 27-year-old will look to improve upon those underwhelming figures as the South Siders try to make a playoff push down the home stretch of the season.
Bummer finally returns to the Chicago White Sox after a lengthy lat injury. He last appeared in an MLB game on June 7.
The left-hander began a rehab assignment with Charlotte on Aug. 30. He threw two innings across two games, surrendering two earned runs, three hits, and a walk while striking out two.
During Bummer's absence, the Sox acquired southpaw Jake Diekman at the trade deadline. Given Diekman's struggles since joining the White Sox (5.23 ERA in 10.1 innings), Bummer must step up and provide left-handed stability in the bullpen.
What's On Tap Next for the White Sox?
The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners will clash at 5:40 PM CT on Monday. It marks the beginning of a seven-game, two-city West Coast road trip for the Sox.