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White Sox notes: Davidson has surgery, Sanchez recalled, Frazier

Chicago White Sox's Carlos Sanchez hits a three-run triple against the Detroit Tigers in the 10th inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

HOUSTON — The White Sox recalled infielder Carlos Sanchez from AAA Charlotte Friday to take the roster spot of Matt Davidson, who had surgery on his right foot Friday in Chicago.

A screw was inserted to repair a fracture, and Davidson will be re-evaluated with a new X-ray in two weeks, at which time the Sox will determine a long-term plan for recovery.

Davidson, 25, injured the foot during his Sox debut Thursday running the bases after delivering his first hit, an RBI single during the fourth inning of a 6-5 win against the Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field.

Dr. Simon Lee, the Sox foot and ankle specialist, performed the operation at Rush University Medical Center.

“I think everything he has been through, you almost can’t go there,’’ Ventura said, alluding to Davidson’s up and down minor league career and his recent success. “You can’t believe it. I feel bad for him.’’

Sanchez, 24, was with the Sox for most of 2015 and from April 28 to May 22. He was 4-for-26 with one RBI this season over 11 games, including four starts. At Charlotte, he was batting .258 with six homers, 11 doubles, two triples and 24 RBI over 55 games. A switch-hitter who plays second base, third base and shortstop, Sanchez was 8-for-21 over his last six games with the Knights.

Frazier and the Derby

If Todd Frazier is invited to the Home Run Derby in San Diego next week to defend his title, Ventura will give his blessing.

“I don’t think that’s going to hurt him at all,’’ Ventura said.

“If he wants to do it, I’d let him do it.’’

Frazier won it as a Cincinnati Red at Great American Ballpark but is probably not going to make the AL All-Star team despite being tied for the AL lead with Mark Trumbo with 23 homers to go with 51 RBI going into Friday. Frazier was batting .203 with six doubles through Thursday.

Saladino at third, Frazier DH

Ventura likes the way Frazier, who has struggled to hit for average all seasons long, has swung the bat of late. He had six hits in his last 23 at-bats before lining a single in his first at-bat Friday against the Astros.

“His swing has looked better, even his BPs look better, a little more direct to the ball with his barrel,’’ Ventura said. “That’s a good sign. ‘’

Frazier was the designated hitter for the second time, with Tyler Saladino playing third. Saladino is a plus defender who was batting .304 on the road and .324 with runners in scoring position.

“The best thing is that Fraz gets off his feet a little bit,’’ Ventura said. “He’s played hard, he’s played great and he kind of throws his body around a little bit. It’s good to have that [option to use him as a DH] or for Jose [Abreu] to have it as well [with Frazier moving to first base].’’

Still sore

Melky Cabrera (right wrist sprain) wants to play but is likely out through Saturday, with a Sunday return possible.