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Michael Ynoa recalled, pitches 2 scoreless innings in debut

The White Sox recalled Michael Ynoa from Class AAA Charlotte Tuesday, and the right-hander promptly made his major league debut with two scoreless innings in a 11-8 loss to the Detroit Tigers.

Ynoa, 24, walked two and struck out two and did not allow a hit while covering the seventh and eighth innings.

“When I got there to the mound, I was a little scared,” the 6-7 right-hander said.
“I’m sad because we lose but only god knows. Tomorrow is a new day and we are going to win.”
When Ynoa struck out Ian Kinsler in the seventh, first baseman Jose Abreu made sure he had a souvenir to keep.
“Abreu was yelling, ‘Hey, the ball.’ I was like what ball? And he was like ‘the ball you struck him out.’ ”

 Ynoa, once a prized prospect of the Oakland A’s,  pitched to a 1-3 record and 3.90 ERA with 24 strikeouts and four saves in 21 relief appearances covering 27 2/3 innings between AA Birmingham and Charlotte. Right-handers batted .210 against him.

Ynoa’s call-up follows right-hander Tyler Danish’s demotion to Charlotte after the Sox’ 10-9 victory against the Detroit Tigers in 12 innings Monday night.

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 14: Michael Ynoa #66 of the Chicago White Sox tips his cap after getting the third out against the Detroit Tigers as he made his major league debut during the seventh inning on June 14, 2016 at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Ynoa  was acquired from the A’s as part of a six-player trade that brought Jeff Samardzija to the Sox in December 2014.

Ynoa is the 13th player promoted from Charlotte this season. The others: Erik Johnson, Kevan Smith, Miguel Gonzalez, Hector Sanchez, Daniel Webb, Carlos Sanchez, Tommy Kahnle, Scott Carroll, Matt Purke, J.B. Shuck, Jason Coats and Tim Anderson.