Chicago White Sox shortstop has landed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right ankle, but that isn’t the only big roster move the team made on Friday.
Veteran first baseman Yonder Alonso, who signed with the team during the offseason, has also been designated for assignment by the White Sox as they shake up their roster just before the MLB All-Star break next month.
Alonso had seven home runs and drove in 27 RBI’s for the White Sox this season before the roster move.
Anderson had suffered the sprained ankle during a game earlier this week against the Boston Red Sox. The shortstop has hit 11 home runs and driven in 37 RBIs in 70 games with the White Sox this season, and is batting .317 in what has been his most productive season for the squad.
In corresponding roster moves, the White Sox have recalled pitcher Ross Detwiler from Triple-A Charlotte, and have also brought up outfielder Daniel Palka from the Knights’ roster. Detwiler is going to start Friday’s series opener against the Minnesota Twins and Palka will arrive in time for the game, according to the team.