Friday, May 1, 2009

White Sox make roster moves

Official release from the team:


CHICAGO - Prior to tonight's game at the Texas Rangers, the Chicago
White Sox made the following four roster moves:

* Outrighted OF Jerry Owens to Class AAA Charlotte.

* Placed OF Brian Anderson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique (retroactive to April 30).

* Purchased the contract of OF Scott Podsednik from Charlotte.

* Returned INF Jayson Nix from his rehabilitation assignment at Charlotte and reinstate him from the 15-day disabled list.

Owens, 28, was 1-12 (.083) in 12 games with the White Sox since his contract was purchased from Charlotte on April 14. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder has hit .262 (103-393) in 129 games in four seasons with the White Sox.

Anderson, 27, is hitting .288 (15-52) in 18 games with the White Sox in 2009. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder, who started 14 of the last 15 games, suffered the injury on April 29 vs. Seattle.

Podsednik, 33, was hitting .262 (11-42) in 10 games with the Knights this season. He signed with the White Sox as a minor-league free agent on April 15 and will wear No. 1.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder played with the White Sox from 2005-07, batting .270 (336-1,245) with 196 runs scored and 111 stolen bases in 330 games. Podsednik hit a game-ending home run off Brad Lidge in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the 2005 World Series vs. Houston.

Nix, 26, was batting .400 (12-30) with eight RBI in eight combined rehab contests with Class AA Birmingham and Charlotte. He was placed on the disabled list with a strained right quadriceps on March 30 (retroactive to March 27).

The White Sox 40-man roster remains at 38.

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