Wilmette native Charlie Tilson’s longest major-league stint has come to an end.
The White Sox on Wednesday optioned the 25-year-old outfielder to Class AAA Charlotte.
With outfielders Avisail Garcia and Nicky Delmonico nearly ready to return from the disabled list, the Sox will make a corresponding roster move before their game Friday against the Mariners.
Tilson, who attended New Trier High School, was recalled from Charlotte on May 24. In 41 games with the Sox, he hit .264/.331/.292 with 11 RBI and seven runs scored. Two of his 28 hits were for extra bases, a double and a triple.
Tilson appeared in 32 games in left field and five in center, his natural position. That was where he played in his Sox debut Aug. 2, 2016, in Detroit, two days after being acquired from the Cardinals for left-hander Zach Duke.
On that night, Tilson tore his left hamstring while running down a fly ball and needed season-ending surgery. Since then, he has battled through a stress reaction in his right foot and a stress fracture in his right ankle.