OAKLAND — Micah Johnson may be at Triple-A Charlotte but Robin Ventura doesn’t expect its forever.
A day after they sent their rookie second baseman to the minors, the White Sox manager hopes Johnson takes advantage of the opportunity. On Thursday, general manager Rick Hahn cited Johnson’s play to play consistency on defense as one of the reasons the team sent him to Charlotte.
“This is something for Micah to go down and work on,” Ventura said. “You’re making adjustments as you go on the fly and this is something for him to go down and work on. I expect him to be back here at some point. It's not that we’re not gonna see him again.”
The White Sox informed Johnson of the move on Thursday morning. The team recalled Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A in place of Johnson.
“It’s disappointing I’m sure,” Ventura said. “I don’t think anybody takes it well. He’s competitive and I think again that’s gonna be something that we’ll see him at some point.”