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AL Central Notes: Tim Anderson, draft notes

The latest news from around the American League Central.

Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The White Sox are remaining active, doing what they can to upgrade their roster and help them win games. Before their game last night, the White Sox were sporting a 30-30 record. A look further shows how spot on that record actually is. They were 14-14 at home, 16-16 on the road and had a run differential of 0, scoring 241 runs and giving up 241 runs. Talk about consistency.

Potentially to help with that, the team called up their top prospect, shortstop Tim Anderson, who was a first round pick in 2013. Anderson, 22, was hitting .304 with four home runs and 20 RBI’s in 55 games at Triple-A Charlotte. Jimmy Rollins was designated for assignment in order to make room for Anderson on the roster.

More from around the American League Central:

  • On the second day of the draft, the Indians focused on control pitchers and offense; one day after taking two high school players and college catcher with their first three picks on Thursday.
  • For the Tigers, it was the same plan as Thursday: draft pitchers. Detroit didn’t have a second or third round pick, and they used they choices to grab four college pitchers before turning towards offense.
  • Royals’ starter Yordano Ventura got a nine-game suspension for his actions in a game against the Baltimore Orioles, but has maintained that he didn’t do anything.
  • In his final visit to the place where he first started his major-league career, the Minnesota Twins honored David Ortiz.