Rain Pushes Viciedo Rehab Back One Day…
Dayan Viciedo, the former Knights hard-hitting outfielder who has become a staple in the Chicago White Sox lineup, was scheduled to begin a Major League Rehab assignment for the Charlotte Knights on Monday in Columbus, OH. Viciedo was in the lineup for Charlotte and ready to be the team’s designated hitter. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans.
Monday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Columbus Clippers from Huntington Park in Columbus, OH, was postponed due to inclement weather. The two teams will now play a doubleheader on Tuesday with first pitch of game one scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Tuesday’s doubleheader will feature two seven-inning games.
Viciedo, who is currently on the Chicago White Sox disabled list with a left oblique strain, will now have to begin a Major League rehab assignment with the Charlotte Knights one day later.
He was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list by Chicago on April 20 (retroactive to April 19). At the time, the Cuban native was hitting .229 with two home runs and five RBIs over 13 games. Last season, Viciedo hit .255 with 25 home runs and 78 RBIs over 147 games for the White Sox.
During his two seasons in Fort Mill (2010-11), Viciedo posted back-to-back 20 home run seasons for the Knights. The Cuban native hit .274 with 20 long balls and 47 RBIs for the Knights over 86 games in 2010. The next year he compiled a .296 batting average with 20 home runs and 96 RBIs. His 40 home runs (over two seasons) rank seventh all-time in franchise history.
During this past offseason, Viciedo was recognized as one of the best players in Knights Stadium history. The 24-year-old was nominated as the utility player on the All Knights Stadium Team. On April 11, 2013 during a pre-game on-field ceremony, Viciedo was announced as the winner. Over his two years, he played third base, first base, DH, and right field for the Knights.