On Sunday Kosuke Fukudome joined the rest of the White Sox bench in getting a start, but left the game after only one at bat after suffering an injury. He hasn't played since, and it seems that his ribcage injury -- which was originally referred to as "back stiffness" -- is serious enough that the Sox feel the need to replace him on the roster*.
According to Mark Gonzalez, Jordan Danks is on his way to Chicago to fill our Danks quota.
Triple-A Charlotte outfielder Jordan Danks is headed to Chicago to join the White Sox in time for Thursday night's game against Toronto, a source confirmed this morning.
Danks, the younger brother of Sox left-hander John Danks, batted .302 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs for Charlotte. The younger Danks hit a three-run home run Wednesday night at Toledo.I've never been a huge Jordan Danks guy, and I've always seen him as a fourth outfielder defensive replacement type, but the fact is the kid is killing the ball in Charlotte so far this season. So I'm absolutely fine with him getting a chance to prove me wrong.
After all, the worst thing that happens is he goes back to Charlotte. The best thing that happens is he plays so well he earns a spot up here and the Sox designate Fukudome or Brent Lillibridge.
Neither of whom have been all that impressive this season.
*At least this is what I'm hoping. Part of me is worried that Danks is coming up to fill in for Konerko, BUT I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT.