Zavala was promoted from Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Welington Castillo (head) was placed on the injured list, so Zavala was summoned to serve as the backup catcher in the short term. He was hitting .218/.253/.506 with six home runs and a 36.3 percent strikeout rate in 21 games at Triple-A. This will be Zavala's first taste of the majors.
Zavala (wrist) is expected to rejoin Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Zavala has been sidelined since April 24 with left wrist inflammation. Prior to landing on the shelf, the backstop was hitting .203/.230/.458 with three homers in 14 games for the Knights.
Zavala was placed on the 7-day injured list Wednesday with left wrist inflammation, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. The move is retroactive to Wednesday, so Zavala will be eligible to return in six days, should he prove ready. Prior to landing on the shelf, the backstop compiled a lackluster .203/.230/.458 slash line with three homers in 14 games with Triple-A Charlotte.
Zavala was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. The expectation is that Zavala will be the White Sox's No. 3 catcher this year, playing at Triple-A until an injury opens up playing time on the big-league roster.
Zavala (quad strain) hopes to return to action this weekend, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. He suffered the injury in the first Cactus League game of the season and has yet to return, but it sounds like that could happen this weekend. Zavala is likely ticketed for Triple-A to start the season, but is the third catcher on the organizational depth chart, so it is quite possible that he makes his big-league debut this season.