CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox reinstated starter Lucas Giolito and shortstop Tim Anderson from the disabled list, the team announced Tuesday morning.
Giolito, 27, missed time this month with a left hamstring strain he suffered against the Pittsburgh Pirates in his last outing. He will open Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Anderson, 28, was also on leave with a left hamstring injury as he battled leg problems during the second half of the season.
Manager Tony La Russa said the team will make it easier for Anderson to get back into action, putting him on a kind of spring training schedule. The White Sox are 63-45 when Anderson is in the starting lineup and 19-16 when he’s not.
The team also placed rookie slugger Andrew Vaughn on the 10-day disabled list with lower back swelling. He’s been out of the lineup for several days. They also sent infielder Danny Mendick and catcher Seby Zavala to Triple-A Charlotte while calling catcher Zack Collins.
The White Sox placed right-hander Ryan Tepera on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a lacerated right index finger. The move is retroactive to Saturday. Left-hander Jace Frye was removed from Charlotte in a corresponding move.
The magic number for the White Sox to win the AL Central is nine. They dominate the division with a 12-game lead over Cleveland.