The second place and much improved Chicago White Sox will start off a huge road trip that will see them visiting the Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals.
They swept the Chicago Cubs to bring the Cross-Town Cup back home last week and just recently dropped a three game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Tonight’s game against the Athletics is scheduled for 9:05 p.m. central time but before the Sox take the field, they made a couple roster moves.
According to the Charlotte Knights Twitter handle, the White Sox released both left handed pitcher David Purcey and infielder Alex Liddi.
— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) May 12, 2014
The 32 year old lefty that was cut loose issued 14 walks over 19 and two-third innings of relief work while posting a 4.58 ERA at Triple-A Charlotte. He’ll look to latch onto another organization but needs to cut down on the walks if he hopes to stick around.
Infielder Liddi, 25, was hitting only .167/.200/.264 across the line in his first 21 games of the season. Right-hander Maikel Cleto was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte after he cleared waivers over the weekend.
He currently holds a 5.14 ERA and 10/15 K/BB ratio over 14 innings with the Chicago White Sox.