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White Sox add Alen Hanson to 25-man roster

White Sox add Alen Hanson to 25-man roster

Alen Hanson didn't have to wait long to join the White Sox.

A day after the organization claimed the former Pittsburgh Pirates top prospect, Hanson was officially added to the White Sox 25-man roster on Saturday.

Hanson, 24, takes the roster spot of outfielder Adam Engel, who was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday night.

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In his time with the Pirates this season, Hanson slashed just .193/.220/.263 with two triples, eight runs and one RBI in 37 games. Hanson played all over the diamond with the Pirates in 2017, appearing in nine games at second base, two at shortstop, two in right field and one at third base.

Hanson has a career minor-league slash line of .281/.340/.435 with 53 home runs, 316 RBI, 442 runs and 205 stolen bases.

Engel, 25, had a .300/.364/.300 slash line with four stolen bases in eight games with the White Sox this season.

The White Sox turned Comerica Park into a Home Run Derby in Saturday's win

The White Sox turned Comerica Park into a Home Run Derby in Saturday's win

Chicks dug the White Sox on Saturday.

The South Siders hit four home runs in their 8-3 dismantling of the Tigers at Comerica Park. Tim Anderson stayed red-hot with a pair of long balls, Jose Abreu went deep in addition to his pair of doubles, and Daniel Palka made some interesting history with his long ball (see below).

We'll let our stat guru Chris Kamka take it from here.

Since their 10-29 start the White Sox are a respectable 6-4. Days at the plate like Saturday sure help.

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.

The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.

Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.

Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.

Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.