Paul Sent Down, Sanders Called Up

The White Sox on Wednesday outrighted catcher Josh Paul to triple-A Charlotte. In his place, they recalled left-handed reliever Dave Sanders.

Paul, 27, has played in just five games (one start) this season, going 2-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored as the third-string catcher behind Sandy Alomar and Miguel Olivo.

Paul has been with the Sox since 1999, his first season in the majors. But has yet to see consistent playing time, instead getting demoted frequently, resulting in just 137 career games and a .262 batting average with four home runs and 40 RBIs.

The 23-year-old Sanders was 0-1 with two saves and a 2.25 ERA in eight innings for the Charlotte Knights this season. Sanders struck out 14 and walked two batters.

SN Take
The move was bound to happen. With the need for a third catcher becoming less and less important, and the upcoming series' against the Minnesota Twins and Oakland A's, the Sox were looking to add a seventh reliever. Stewart is eligible to pitch in Wednesday's game, but will likely have to hold off his major league debut to Thursday or Friday, unless the game is out of reach for either team.


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