With Alexei Ramirez out of the picture, Tyler Saladino is perhaps the favorite to take over as the White Sox's starting shortstop, which probably isn't the most exciting development for Fantasy owners. Granted, it's better than him starting at third base, like he did for much of the second half last year, but he'll need to make major strides offensively for his bat to profile even at the weaker position. In the minors, he had a couple seasons where he looked competent with the bat, even hitting 16 homers at high Class A in 2011, but the year-to-year inconsistency doesn't inspire much confidence. It's not so clear what exactly he brings to the table offensively, so even as a projected starter, he's better left for AL-only leagues.
White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the A's, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Tyler Saladino will draw another start at shortstop as Ramirez sits for the second time in four games. Ramirez is putting together his best month of the season (.327/.411/.490), but his overall numbers still leave a lot to be desired and it seems manager Robin Ventura is intent on giving Saladino more time over the final weeks.
One might have figured that White Sox third baseman Tyler Saladino was cooling off after a hot start to his major league career. After all, he had just one hit in his last 13 at-bats heading into the game Saturday in Cleveland. One might have figured wrong. Saladino enjoyed the second three-hit performance of his budding career. And he also managed his first three-run game, scoring after each of his singles. Saladino raised his average back over .300 with the effort after it had fallen to .273.
White Sox infielder Tyler Saladino went deep for the second straight game on Tuesday, giving him two home runs in his career. Saladino launched a two-run shot in the fifth inning, but that would be the end of the scoring for Chicago, as they would drop this one 8-5 to the Cardinals. The young infielder went 3 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored in the game. He has a .355 batting average through the first eight games of his career.
White Sox third baseman Tyler Saladino hit his first career home run in Sunday's loss to Kansas City. Saladino went 1 for 3, hitting in his sixth straight game. He's hitting .348 over the streak.
The White Sox have promoted infielder Tyler Saladino from Triple-A Charlotte. He is in batting second and playing third base Friday against the host Cubs. Saladino has been on a roll with the Knights. He has 10 hits in his last 27 at-bats with two home runs in his last two games, including a grand slam Tuesday. His average has risen 18 points to .255 since July 1.