Hill to the Knights, Leesman to the DL
The Chicago White Sox have acquired RHP Shawn Hill from the Toronto organization and the 33-year-old has been assigned to the Charlotte Knights. Hill takes the roster spot of LHP Charlie Leesman, who was placed on the disabled list effective today. Details of the trade have not been disclosed.
Hill, 33, was playing for Double-A New Hampshire and made his last start for the Fisher Cats on June 7. In three starts with New Hampshire, Hill was 0-2 with a 5.59 ERA (17.2 IP). A native of Mississauga, ON, Canada, Hill began the season with Triple-A Buffalo and posted a 2-1 record with a 4.85 ERA in six games (four starts). He faced the Knights back on May 12 and allowed five runs on nine hits over five innings.
Originally drafted by the Montreal Expos in the sixth round of the 2000 draft, Hill made his Major League debut on June 29, 2004 with the Expos. In parts of seven seasons at the Major League level, Hill owns a 10-18 mark with a 4.69 ERA in 45 games (44 starts).
Leesman is 2-6 with a 3.95 ERA in 12 games for the Knights this season. He started for the Knights on June 10 and allowed eight runs (seven earned) over three innings.