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White Sox place Carlos Quentin on disabled list, call up Dayan Viciedo

Carlos Quentin, Ozzie Guillen

Chicago White Sox right fielder Carlos Quentin, center, is examined by a team trainer as manager Ozzie Guillen, left, checks his notes during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Chicago, on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011. Quentin left the game after making a diving catch. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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According to our friends at CSNChicago.com, the White Sox just made it official, placing Carlos Quentin on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder and recalling top prospect Dayan Viciedo from Triple-A Charlotte.

Quentin hasn’t played since August 20, so he’ll be eligible to return as soon as September 5. Still, this officially rules him out for a critical series against the first-place Tigers next weekend.

Fans have been clamoring for Viciedo’s promotion for weeks now. The Cuban defector was batting .296/.364/.491 with 20 home runs, 78 RBI and an .856 OPS over 505 plate appearances with Triple-A Charlotte this season. Perhaps most encouraging is that he has increased his walk rate to 8.9 percent this season, a significant improvement from what we have seen in the past. Viciedo isn’t in the starting lineup tonight, but is expected to see playing time in the outfield and at first base.