Cordell will start in center field and bat ninth Sunday against the Twins, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
He'll close the campaign with three consecutive starts, effectively unseating Adam Engel as the White Sox's everyday center fielder. The 26-year-old Cordell offers a higher offensive ceiling than the defensive-minded Engel, but that upside has yet to be realized since he was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Sept. 3. Cordell has managed just three hits while striking out 14 times (38.9 percent) in his first 36 big-league plate appearances.
Cordell started in right field and went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and an RBI in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Tigers.
Cordell made his first big-league start in right field. He was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday and will get some fill-in opportunities with Avisail Garcia (knee) and Leury Garcia (hamstring) nursing injuries.
Cordell likely would have been in line for his first big-league callup at some point earlier this season, but a fractured clavicle suffered in April ending up delaying his promotion. The 26-year-old wasn't especially impressive after returning to action July 18, slashing .273/.317/.418 with four home runs in 165 at-bats across stops at three minor-league affiliates. Cordell will give the White Sox some much-needed outfield depth with Leury Garcia (hamstring) on the disabled list and Avisail Garcia (knee) and Ryan LaMarre (hip) day-to-day with injuries.
Cordell (collarbone) was reinstated from the 7-day disabled list and assigned to Double-A Birmingham on Monday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Cordell had been out since the middle of April due to a fractured clavicle. Prior to his injury, he played in 10 games with Triple-A Charlotte, going just 5-for-38 (.132 average) with two doubles, three RBI and two stolen bases. The organization will ease him back into play with Birmingham, and if all goes well, he should be back at the Triple-A level in the near future.
Cordell will be out for at least eight weeks after fracturing his clavicle, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
It's tough luck for the young outfielder, who also missed the second half of last season with a back injury. He was in a battle for a bench spot this spring, so he has a chance for a promotion to Chicago later this season, but he won't be able to return to game action until mid-June at the earliest and will need a run of success in the minors before being considered for a major-league call-up.
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