Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:59 PM by Charlotte Knights Media Information
Jared Mitchell, the Chicago White Sox first round pick (23rd overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, has been promoted to the Charlotte Knights from Double-A Birmingham, as announced by the White Sox earlier today. Catcher Damaso Espino was also promoted to the Knights from Birmingham.
Mitchell, 23, was leading the Southern League in triples with 12 at the time of the promotion. For the season, he was hitting .240 with 10 home runs and 54 RBIs for the Barons. His 54 RBIs are tied for fifth-best in the Southern League. A product of LSU, Mitchell entered the 2012 season ranked by Baseball America as the Best Athlete in the White Sox organization.
Espino, 29, was hitting .281 with 22 RBIs on the season for the Barons. The Panama native was a non-roster invitee to White Sox camp this spring. He hit .292 last season in 65 games for Triple-A Albuquerque.
Mitchell and Espino will take the roster spots of outfielder Justin Greene and relief pitcher Dan Remenowsky, who were both transferred to Birmingham today. Greene hit .238 with four home runs and 21 RBIs in 52 games with the Knights. Remenowsky was 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in nine games with Charlotte this season.
Also today, the Knights placed infielder Jeff Baisley on the disabled list. LHP Donnie Veal, who was optioned to Charlotte by the White Sox, is now a member of Charlotte's active roster.