Another Oregon State Beaver is getting his shot at the majors.
The White Sox have officially called up second baseman Nick Madrigal, according to Jeff Passan on ESPN.com.
The move was made prior to the series at Kanas City. The White Sox purchased Madrigals’ contract from the Schaumburg training facility and designated right-handed pitcher Kelvin Herrera for assignment.
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Madrigal, 23, entered the season rated by MLB.com and Baseball America as the No. 4 prospect in the White Sox organization. He also is ranked by MLB.com as the No. 2 second-base and No. 40 overall prospect in baseball, and by Baseball America as the Best Hitter for Average and Best Defensive Infielder in the Sox system.
During his two seasons in the Sox minor-league system, Madrigal is a career .309 (194-628) hitter with 34 doubles, five triples, four home runs, 71 RBI, 51 walks, 43 stolen bases and just 21 strikeouts in 163 games.
Madrigal will not have a chance to accrue a full season of MLB service. He will, however, be on track to ultimately qualify for arbitration after the 2022 season as a Super Two player.
We Will see if Madrigal's success in the minors can translate to the majors.