The White Sox have selected the contract of right-hander Ryan Burr, moved injured center fielder Luis Robert to the 60-day IL and placed righty Michael Kopech on the bereavement list, James Fegan of The Athletic tweets.
The 26-year-old Burr has been a member of the Chicago organization since it acquired him from Arizona in August 2017, but he has seen little major league action to this point. He combined for 29 1/3 innings of 5.52 ERA pitching with the White Sox from 2019-20, after which they re-signed him to a minor league contract. The former Tommy John patient hasn’t put up many innings between Double-A and Triple (58 combined), but he does carry a 2.15 ERA in 180 1/3 minor league frames.
As for Robert, it’s no surprise he’s going to the 60-day IL. The White Sox lost the prized center fielder for three to four months because of a Grade 3 hip flexor strain on May 3, so the 60-day placement is just a procedural move on the team’s part.