The White Sox designated Infante for assignment and outrighted him to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. Infante has been at Triple-A since the end of April, and the move effectively just removes him from the 40-man roster. The 30-year-old has struggled for both the White Sox and Knights in 2018, with eight runs allowed over nine innings in the majors and 14 runs allowed over 18 innings at Triple-A.
Infante was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte by the White Sox on Saturday. The move comes between games of Saturday's doubleheader with the Royals, as the team made room for Dylan Covey, who is starting Game 2. Infante had a 3.13 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 49 strikeouts across 54.2 innings out of the White Sox bullpen in 2017, but he's allowed eight runs on 12 hits and eight walks over nine innings this season.
Infante was called up to the majors Saturday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports. Infante is up to replace Danny Farquhar, who is in the ICU in stable but critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Infante had been up for the White Sox earlier in the season, posting a 16.62 ERA in 4.1 innings and walking 20 percent of batters while striking out just 12 percent.
Infante was sent to Triple-A Charlotte following Wednesday's game against the Rays. Infante had appeared in six games with the White Sox up to this point, allowing eight earned runs in just 4.1 innings of relief. He was a reliable option out of the bullpen for Chicago last season, posting a 3.13 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 54.2 innings, and will look to right the ship at the Triple-A level. The club didn't immediately announce a corresponding move.
Infante (shoulder) is expected to make his spring debut early next week after tossing a live batting practice session Friday, Daryl Van Schouwen of The Chicago Sun-Times reports. Infante has been sidelined from participating in any Cactus League outings due to shoulder inflammation but should be back to full health in the near future. The 30-year-old is looking to cement a spot in the White Sox's bullpen after posting a 3.13 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 54.2 innings of relief with the club last season.