Outfielder/corner infielder Cody Asche has been outrighted off the White Sox’ 40-man roster, according to Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago (Twitter link). Asche has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Charlotte, Hayes adds.
Asche’s removal from the 40-man roster leaves Chicago’s 40-man count at 39. The team opened a spot for right-hander Gregory Infante by placing Geovany Soto on the 60-day disabled list yesterday, but it’s not yet clear what the corresponding move for Asche’s outright will be.
Once one of the top prospects in the Phillies organization, the now-26-year-old Asche has stumbled in multiple auditions at the Major League level. Although he owns a strong .297/.359/.491 batting line across parts of four Triple-A campaigns (644 plate appearances), Asche has managed just a .234/.293/.376 triple slash in the Majors. That includes a woeful .105/.177/.175 effort through 62 plate appearances with the White Sox this season.
No kidding. He looked lost every time he stepped in the box.
Looked lost when he stepped in, and was quick to look back and complain at the ump at precisely called strikes. Really grinds my gears!
Through 62 plate appearances, his slugging percentage was lower than his on base percentage. That’s hard to pull off.
Not for the White Sox hitters. They have multiple players doing that.
It took long enough for the sox to figure out he sucked. But then again it’s Williams and his yes men still trying to evaluate talent. They’ve been failing for a while.
Automatic out-much like Frazier. What’s with Anderson? I haven’t seen him in the lineup lately?
A friend of Andersons was murdered a few days ago so the white sox decided to give him so time off.
Thanks for the info. The Sox need to salvage a game tonight against the Angels.