With no one else to turn to, the White Sox called up 32-year-old Cuban right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from Class AAA Charlotte to face the Nationals on Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Despaigne provided a quality start — only the 25th in the Sox’ 65 games — but most everything else about their performance in a 12-1 loss was well below quality — especially the work of the four relievers, who gave up nine runs in the last three innings, and an offense that managed only four hits.
The Sox signed Despaigne to a minor-league contract May 19 to provide cover for their thin rotations in Charlotte and on the South Side. He got the call when right-hander Dylan Covey landed on the 10-day injured list with shoulder soreness Sunday.
‘‘He did a great job, kept us in the game,’’ manager Rick Renteria said. ‘‘Interesting way of going about it in terms of prep. Really just loosey-goosey. Did his job.’’
Leury Garcia’s third home run was the only mark against Nationals right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who held the Sox to four hits in six innings.
Fry goes on IL
Left-handed reliever Jace Fry, who has struggled with a 5.79 ERA in a team-high 28 appearances this season, was put on the 10-day IL with soreness in his left shoulder.
Moncada leaves game
Shortly after extending his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games with a single in the sixth inning, third baseman Yoan Moncada left with tightness in the middle of his back. His status is day-to-day.
‘‘It is bothering me a little bit,’’ he said through a translator. ‘‘It’s not too serious. I hope to be better [Tuesday].’’
The Sox released outfielder Nicky Delmonico, who had elective season-ending surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder May 30. Delmonico batted .226 with 18 homers in 152 games in parts of three seasons with the team.
Fan struck by foul ball
A woman struck by a foul ball off the bat of Sox rookie Eloy Jimenez was taken to a hospital for observation and is communicative, a Sox spokesperson said.
Jimenez hit a hard liner into the stands just beyond the Sox’ dugout in the fourth inning. The woman, who was sitting several rows from the field, was bleeding from the head area and was covered with a towel. She walked up toward the concourse with assistance of stadium personnel.
Jimenez put his hands on his helmet after seeing the ball go into the stands. Protective netting at Guaranteed Rate Field extends to the end of the dugouts.
General manager Rick Hahn said top pitching prospect Dylan Cease must iron out a specific pitching issue at Charlotte before he gets promoted.
‘‘He is getting closer,’’ Hahn said. ‘‘But in terms of delineating one, two and three that he needs to improve on, [I’m] going to keep those things internal. I prefer not to have the other 29 teams in baseball know that for when he does make his debut.’’
This and that
James McCann is second among catchers, Jose Abreu third among first basemen, Tim Anderson fourth among shortstops and Moncada eighth among third basemen in the first American League All-Star voting returns.
• Third baseman Jake Burger, the No. 11 overall pick in 2017, suffered a bruised left heel as he works his way back from a ruptured Achilles tendon.