The Chicago White Sox announced today that they have optioned three players to the Charlotte Knights, right-handed pitchers Brian Omogrosso and Ramon Troncoso, and catcher Bryan Anderson. With the moves the Pale Hose 40 man roster now stands at 37.
Omogrosso was 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA in 12 appearances with the Sox this season before being placed on the disabled list on June 29 because of elbow surgery. He would miss the remainder of the season, but is expected to be ready for spring training.
The 29 year old was originally drafted by Chicago in the sixth round of the 2006 draft out of Indiana State University. He was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 17 Prospect in the White Sox organization entering the 2013 season.
Troncoso went 1-4 with a 4.50 ERA over 29 relief appearances with the White Sox in 2013. With the Knights he was 1-1 with eight saves and a 2.19 ERA in 21 games. He was signed as a free agent on November 12, 2012 after spending his entire career in the Dodgers farm system. In his minor league career the 30 year old is 34-20 with 53 saves in 272 games.
Anderson, 26, is a former fourth round selection by the Cardinals in 2005 and has appeared in 35 big league games over three different seasons. He played in 10 games – six starts - with the White Sox this season, going 1-18 (.056) with two RBI. He also hit .224 (47-210) with seven home runs and 26 RBI over 64 games with Charlotte after being signed as a free agent on November 11, 2012.