White Sox Make Series Of Roster Moves

Dylan Covey, Zack Collins and Daniel Palka were called up from Triple-A.

670 The Score Staff
September 03, 2019 - 1:16 pm
White Sox outfielder Daniel Palka hits a homer.

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(670 The Score) The White Sox recalled right-hander Dylan Covey, catcher Zack Collins and outfielder Daniel Palka from Triple-A Charlotte in a series of roster moves Tuesday.

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Chicago also purchased the contract of infielder Danny Mendick from Triple-A and transferred outfielder Jon Jay to the 60-day injured list.

Notably missing from the list of call-ups two days after rosters expanded were touted prospects Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal. That was the expected decision, given that the White Sox will have an extra year of contract control on both if they wait until several weeks into 2020 to promote them.

A 22-year-old outfielder, Robert had a monster 2019, hitting .328 with 32 homers, 92 RBIs, 36 steals and a 1.001 OPS in 122 games across three levels. He finished the season at Triple-A, where he hit .297 with 16 homers and a .974 OPS in 47 games.

A 22-year-old second baseman, Madrigal hit .311 with four homers, 55 RBIs, 76 runs, 35 steals and a .792 OPS in 120 games across three levels this season. He took 44 walks and struck out just 16 times. He also finished at Triple-A, where he hit .331 with an .822 OPS in 29 games.

Covey had struggled in going 1-7 with a 6.88 ERA in 16 appearances, including 10 starts, for the White Sox this season. 

The No. 10 overall pick in the 2016 amateur draft, Collins returns after appearing in nine games for the White Sox across June and July. He hit .077 (2-of-26) in his initial stint.

Palka hit an abysmal .022 (1-of-45) in 17 games across two stints with the White Sox earlier this season. That caused him to spend most of his time at Triple-A, where he hit .263 with 27 homers and 72 RBIs in 106 games.

Mendick, 25, hit .279 with 17 homers, 64 RBIs and 75 runs in 133 games at Charlotte. He has never appeared in an MLB game before.

The 34-year-old Jay is set to have season-ending hip surgery this Thursday. He hit .267 with a .626 OPS in 47 games this season.