Zavala's contract was selected from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.
Zavala was added to the White Sox's 40-man roster for protection ahead of the Rule 5 draft. He split time between Charlotte and Double-A Birmingham in 2018, hitting a combined .258/.317/.418 with 13 homers across 104 games. The 25-year-old backstop will likely head back to Triple-A to begin the 2019 season after struggling during his first stint with the Knights (.243/.267/.359 across 48 games).
Zavala (undisclosed) was reinstated from the minor-league disabled list Saturday, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
Zavala is good to go after recovering from an undisclosed injury: he'd been on the shelf since July 16. He's batting .227 with four extra-base hits and six RBI through 17 games at Triple-A Charlotte in 2018.
Zavala was placed on the 7-day disabled list Monday at Triple-A Charlotte with an undisclosed injury.
Zavala hasn't played since Friday due to the injury and will be replaced on the active roster by fellow catcher Brett Austin (undisclosed), who was activated from the DL in a corresponding move. Over 303 plate appearances between Charlotte and Double-A Birmingham this season, Zavala has slashed .260/.337/.426 with 11 home runs and 37 RBI.
Zavala was called up to Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Zavala will get his first taste of the Triple-A level after playing in 56 games for Double-A Birmingham in 2018. The catcher has hit .271/.358/.472 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI this year, including a recent 4-for-4 showing against Chattanooga last week. Don't expect to see Zavala in the big leagues at any point this season, but he can start to make his case for the 2019 campaign during the next couple months.
Zavala was placed on the disabled list Monday due to a wrist injury, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
Zavala has been bothered with an unrelenting wrist injury, although he isn't expected to miss a significant amount of time. The 24-year-old is off to a hot start at Double-A Birmingham, smashing 10 home runs and driving in 26 runs over 38 games.
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