Already on the shelf since early April due to a lower back strain, Angel Sanchez has been outrighted to Triple-A by the Chicago White Sox. The Rule 5 Draft pick had been offered back to the Los Angeles Angels, but the team declined to accept him back due to limited roster space in their upper minors, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.
Sanchez appeared in just one game for the White Sox before suffering the back injury, going hitless in a pair of plate appearances. The move frees up a spot on Chicago’s 40-man roster.
In parts of four seasons in the Major Leagues with the Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, and Houston Astros the 29 year old infielder has hit just .254/.303/.307 with one home run in 630 PA. Most of his playing time has come at shortstop, though he has also seen time at second and third base.