However, that will come and go, while Harris' production with the Charlotte Knights has been impressive for some time.
In 18 games for the Knights, Harris is among the league leaders in hits (29, 1st), batting average (.426, 2nd), runs scored (15, 2nd) and slugging percentage (.706, 4th). Harris, a lefty-hitting second baseman/outfielder, also has five doubles, a triple, four home runs, 10 RBIs and five stolen bases.
Harris' value to the Sox will come through his speed and left-handed bat, two glaring holes in the offense.
The 24-year-old Harris played in 49 games for the Sox last season, batting .233 with 12 RBIs, eight stolen bases and two home runs. Harris made his major league debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2001 before getting dealt to the White Sox for center fielder Chris Singleton.
Rowand batted .258 for the Sox in 2002, hitting seven homers and 29 RBIs. In 63 games in 2001, Rowand batted .293 with four home runs and 20 RBIs.