Sox Make Six Roster Moves…

Earlier today, the Chicago White Sox made six roster moves, with four players from the 2011 Charlotte Knights being reassigned to minor-league camp.

Here is the official release from the White Sox:

03/27/2012  12:36 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Prior to today’s game vs. the Cleveland Indians, the Chicago White Sox made the following six roster moves:

– Reassigned OF Jordan Danks, INF Jim Gallagher, INF Dan Johnson, INF Dallas McPherson, C Josh Phegley and INF Tyler Saladino to minor-league camp.

    With the moves, the White Sox have 31 players remaining in major-league camp: 16 pitchers, three catchers, seven infielders and five outfielders.

Here are some notes on the six players reassigned:

Jordan Danks – Enters the 2012 season ranked as the Best Defensive Outfielder in the White Sox organization by Baseball America. Jordan, the brother of White Sox pitcher John Danks, hit a career-high 14 home runs last season with Charlotte and led the club in triples (6). Jordan committed just one error last season and won MiLB’s Gold Glove award.

Jim Gallagher – Gallagher led the Knights last season with 39 doubles and ranked second in the IL in that category. A 2007 seventh-round selection by the White Sox, Gallagher, 26, led all Sox farmhands in walks last season. He reached base safely in 22 consecutive home games last season for Charlotte – which ranked as the sixth longest streak in the IL.

Dan Johnson – Johnson spent the past two seasons in the Tampa Bay organization and hit a game-tying, pinch hit home run in the ninth inning of the club’s September 28 win over the New York Yankees. The win clinched the American League Wild Card for the Rays. In 2010, Johnson won the Triple-A Home Run Derby and at season’s end, was named as the International League MVP.

Dallas McPherson – McPherson, a North Carolinian, tied for fourth in the White Sox organization in home runs in 2011. He recorded his first Major League hit since 2008 when he singled against Texas on May 17, 2011 for the Sox. The 31-year-old Greensboro native was named as The Sporting News Minor League Player of the Year in 2004.

Josh Phegley – Phegley was selected by the White Sox as a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds (38th overall) of the June 2009 First-Year Player Draft. In 2011, the Indiana native and Indiana University graduate combined to hit .242 with 25 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 56 RBI and 52 runs scored in 116 games between Class AA Birmingham and Charlotte.

Tyler Saladino – Saladino was drafted by the White Sox in the seventh round of the 2010 draft. Saldino, 22, hit 16 home runs last season for Single-A Winston-Salem and enters the 2012 season ranked as the eight-best prospect in the White Sox system by Baseball America.

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