The White Sox announced Sunday they outrighted pitcher Nestor Molina to Double-A Birmingham, clearing a spot on the 40-man roster for September callups.
Shortstop Carlos Sanchez was having an excellent spring for the White Sox, but that could not save him from being optioned Friday to Triple-A Charlotte. Joining him were pitcher Frank De Los Santos and Nestor Molina. The 21-year-old Sanchez was 7 for 13 for a team-best .538 batting average in exhibition play. He also tied for the team lead with two stolen bases.
White Sox minor leaguer Nestor Molina had to leave his start with Double-A Birmingham Monday due to a shoulder injury, MLB.com reports. Molina left the game after allowing three runs over 3 2/3 innings with a walk and four strikeouts. He has given up 10 runs over 12 1/3 innings with Birmingham, but does have 13 Ks. Molina is looking to have a bounce-back season after going 6-11 with a 4.55 ERA last year over 23 appearances and 22 starts between Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte.
The Chicago White Sox made 10 roster moves following Monday's Cactus League game against the Rockies. Among the 10 moves, the Sox optioned Simon Castro and Santos Rodriguez to Triple-A Charlotte. They optioned Nestor Molina to Double-A Birmingham and reassigned Stefan Gartrell, Erik Johnson, Marcus Semien, Scott Snodgress, Trayce Thompson and Keenyn Walker to minor league camp.
The White Sox have not forgotten about pitcher Nestor Molina, reports the Chicago Tribune Saturday. That said, this season will be a rebuilding year for Molina, who came over in the Sergio Santos deal last offseason. Molina struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness last year at Double-A.
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