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July 13, 2010

Chris Sale promoted to Class AAA Charlotte Knights

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 13, 2010 1:01 am
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Tommy Bowman @ The Winston-Salem Journal:

Manager Joe McEwing said that there was other cause for celebration last night, although Dash fans might not share as much enthusiasm. Three players — closer Kyle Bellamy, shortstop Eduardo Escobar and reliever Chris Sale — all will move up the Chicago White Sox ladder today.

Escobar, who hit .285 and scored a team-leading 57th run last night, and Bellamy, who improved to 5-0 with a 1.52 earned-run average with a victory in relief last night, have been reassigned to Class AA Birmingham. Sale, a first-round pick in last month’s major-league draft, is being bumped up to Class AAA Charlotte.

“This is the fun part of the job,” McEwing said. “To see the kids get closer to their dream is pretty rewarding.”

UPDATE: Sale’s reaction:

“I was stunned at first,” said Sale, who gave up two runs, one earned, in his one inning of work.” They said, ‘You did fine and got yourself out of a jam.’ Then they said, ‘You’re going to Triple A. Congratulations.’ It was like, ‘Wow.’ ”

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