The 2023 season did not go as planned for the Chicago White Sox.
With a new manager and new expectations, the franchise was looking to improve upon their 81–81 mark from the previous year.
Well, it’s fair to say that things have gone south: As of Tuesday afternoon, they have an 8-21 record and are just one game ahead of the last-place Kansas City Royals in the AL Central.
The front office is desperate.
The team made 11 roster moves on Tuesday.
#white sox Move 11 Roster: pic.twitter.com/IDT69nfvmG
— Chicago White Sox (@WhiteSox) May 2, 2023
That’s right, 11.
On the bright side, star shortstop Tim Anderson is now on the roster.
He will rejoin the White Sox for Tuesday’s series opener against the Minnesota Twins.
He had missed the last three weeks due to a sprained left knee.
He would return to a .298 batting average and five stolen bases.
The bad news is that the organization is sending down rookie outfielder Oscar Colas.
Kolas has been one of the best prospects in the organization over the past few years.
However, he looked inconsistent in his first month as a leading jumper.
In 25 games and 84 plate appearances, the lefty hit .211/.265/.276 with two home runs and a 23.8 percent strikeout rate.
He was excellent last season with a .928 OPS in Double-A and a 1.069 mark in a brief Triple-A stop.
He won a spot in spring training, fair and square, but the reality indicates he could use some more time at Triple-A.
After all, his experience at the level is just seven games.
He’ll eventually come back, hopefully more prepared to succeed in the long term.
There is no doubt about his talent.
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