The Chicago White Sox continued their aggressive push to reshape their roster on Friday, as they designated shortstop Jimmy Rollins for assignment and called up top prospect Tim Anderson.
Rollins, the former National League MVP that signed a one-year contract with the White Sox during spring training, his hitting just .173 (9-for-52) in his last 17 games. Overall this season he is hitting .221 with two home runs and eight RBI, and he has been in and out of the lineup as manager Robin Ventura has tried to get more production out of the shortstop spot on the diamond.
In Anderson, the White Sox are hoping to finally cash in on a positional prospect in their farm system. Ranked the number 18 prospect in all of baseball by MLB.com, Anderson is batting .304 with four home runs and 20 RBI with Triple-A Charlotte so far this season.
Anderson also has stolen 11 bases and scored 39 runs for the Kings in 256 plate appearances. He hit 12 triples and stole 49 bases in Double-A Birmingham in the 2015 season, showing off his stellar speed in the process.