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White Sox call up Francellis Montas, three others

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White Sox call up Francellis Montas, three others

It's that time of the year where ball clubs want to get a look at some of their young talent from the minors.

On Tuesday, MLB rosters expanded to 40 players from 25, allowing teams to start bringing up players to help at the major-league level. 

The White Sox started their roster expansion by calling up RHP Erik Johnson, catcher Rob Brantly and infielder Leury Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte and RHP Francellis Montas from Double-A Birmingham. 

All four players already have some big-league experience under their belts. 

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Johnson pitched early in 2014 for the White Sox but struggled mightily and was sent back down. He posted a big bounce back year, however, winning the International League's Most Valuable Player

Garcia has been a utility player for the Sox in the past, playing multiple positions and providing an element of speed on the base paths. 

Montas was briefly called up in the middle of the year but did not make an appearance. He is 5-5 with a 2.97 ERA this year with the Barons. 

Brantly was claimed in the offseason by the White Sox from the Marlins. In his two years in Miami, he hit .235 with four home runs and 26 RBI. 

Yoan Moncada goes to Carolina Panthers preseason game: 'Don't understand anything'

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Yoan Moncada goes to Carolina Panthers preseason game: 'Don't understand anything'

Yoan Moncada just started his rehab stint with Triple-A Charlotte and it didn’t take him long to enjoy a night in Charlotte.

The Knights had a home day game on Friday. Moncada went 1-for-5 in his first game action since suffering a hamstring strain on July 30.

With the Knights game ending in the afternoon, Moncada had the freedom to go to the Carolina Panthers preseason game at night.


The Panthers lost 27-14 to the Bills, but a peak at Moncada’s Instagram story from the day showed he may not have really understood what was going on.


The 24-year-old Cuban was decked out in a Panthers jersey. He still may be learning football though.

 

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White Sox Talk Podcast: The Bill Walton Game

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White Sox Talk Podcast: The Bill Walton Game

Bill Walton called the White Sox/Angels game with Jason Benetti, and for one night baseball broadcasting was turned upside down. Chuck Garfien and Ozzie Guillen talk about what Walton brought to the broadcast. Ozzie speaks with Walton on the pregame show. They play the best Walton clips of the night and much more.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast

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