The White Sox recalled right-hander Dylan Covey from Class AAA Charlotte Monday, a day after elbow and shoulder problems landed righty relievers Nate Jones and Ryan Burr on the injured list.
Covey, 27, is 0-0 with a 2.51 ERA and 13 strikeouts in five games (three starts) covering 14 1/3 innings with Charlotte this season. He made the Sox Opening Day roster, going 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in two brief relief appearances before being optioned to the Knights on April 3.
Covey made 21 starts and appeared in 27 games for the Sox last season, going 5-14 with a 5.18 ERA and 91 strikeouts.
With Manny Banuelos taking Ervin Santana’s place in the rotation and Lucas Giolito expected back soon from a hamstring injury, Covey is expected to pitch out of the bullpen as a middle or long reliever.
Santana, who was designated for assignment Friday, declined his outright assignment to Charlotte and has declared free agency. The decision by Santana, signed to a $4.3 million minor league deal early in spring training, relieves the Sox of further financial obligation.
Nate Jones (right elbow inflammation) and Burr (A/C joint inflammation in right shoulder) are on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to April 27 and April 25, respectively.
In other injury news, outfield prospect Micker Adolfo went on the Class AA Birmingham disabled list with right elbow soreness. Adolfo had been on the mend after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year.