White Sox to Place De Aza on DL; Promote Jordan Danks

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 16: Alejandro De Aza #30 (R) of the Chicago White Sox follows through on an RBI triple scoring Brent Morel during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field on August 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

The Chicago White Sox are expected to place outfielder Alejandro De Aza on the disabled list today and promote Jordan Danks from Triple-A, reports Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.

Triple-A Charlotte outfielder Jordan Danks was pulled from Monday night's game at Durham and is scheduled to return to Chicago on Tuesday when Alejandro De Aza likely will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with back stiffness.

De Aza has missed the last three games with a stiff back and oblique soreness, giving the White Sox just two position players available off the bench. The 28-year-old outfielder, who is hitting .281/.346/.398 with six home runs in one hundred eleven games this season, injured himself sliding into second base Friday night.

The 26-year-old Danks, who has reached base safely in thirty consecutive games for Triple-A Charlotte, will take De Aza's place on the active roster. The younger brother of starting pitcher John has excelled in his third season at Triple-A, batting .318/.427/.516 with eight home runs. The rookie has appeared in twenty-nine games for Chicago this season, hitting just .265/.275/.347 with a single home run.

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