White Sox call up Erik Johnson, Montas, Brantly, Garcia

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The White Sox expanded their September roster to 29 by recalling right-hander Erik Johnson, catcher Rob Brantly and infielder Leury Garcia from Class AAA Charlotte and right-hander Frankie Montas from Class AA Birmingham Tuesday.

Johnson, 25, was named International League Pitcher of the Year today and is expected to make starts for the Sox this month. He posted an 11-8 record with in International League best 2.37 ERA and 136 strikeouts over 23 games.

Montas, 22, was 5-5 with a 2.97 ERA at Birmingham. He came up as the 26thplayer for a doubleheader on July 17 against the Kansas City Royals but did not pitch.

Brantly, 26, is hitting .310 with eight home runs and 38 RBI over 53 games between Birmingham and Charlotte.  Garcia, 24, has been up and down between the majors and minors. He was 2-for-6 with the Sox this season and hit .298 with 30 stolen bases in 90 games at Charlotte.

More callups, possibly Opening Day second baseman Micah Johnson, could be made at a later date.

The Sox open a series in Minneapolis against the Twins tonight.

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