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White Sox calling up catcher Zack Collins — report

Collins was the 10th overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Zack Collins, seen here signing autographs during 2017 spring training, could be on his way to the White Sox.
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Another piece of the White Sox’ future might be coming to the major leagues.

A Miami radio station reported the Sox are calling up catcher Zack Collins, whom they drafted with the 10th pick of the first round in 2016. Collins, 24, is hitting .250 with a .374 on-base percentage at Class AAA Charlotte.

The Sox might be in need of catching help after Welington Castillo left their game Sunday against the Yankees with tightness in his lower back. Manager Rick Renteria said Castillo felt ‘‘a little something on his side’’ from a swing and would be evaluated again Monday.

Bringing up Collins also would mean adding him to the 40-man roster, which is at 39 after the Sox lost minor-league pitcher Jordan Stephens to the Indians on a waiver claim.

Collins is the Sox’ No. 11 prospect, according to Known more for his bat than for his work behind the plate, Collins has been able to get on base consistently during his minor-league career. He drew 101 walks and had a .382 on-base percentage last season at Class AA Birmingham.

Fellow catching prospect Seby Zavala made his Sox debut earlier this season, going 1-for-9 in three games.

Happy day

Sunday was an important day for right-hander Dylan Covey — and not just because he took another step toward returning to the Sox’ rotation.

Covey and wife Kimmie welcomed their first child two months ago, a son named Jett Ethan Covey. So Sunday was Covey’s first Father’s Day as a dad, making the day special.

‘‘Before, it was just coming in and congratulating guys, saying, ‘Happy Father’s Day,’ ’’ Covey said. ‘‘But today, people know this is my first Father’s Day, and they are coming up and saying, ‘Happy first Father’s Day.’ ’’

As for the inflammation in his right shoulder, which landed him on the injured list, Covey threw a bullpen session Saturday and threw from 150 feet Sunday.

‘‘Still day-to-day,’’ Covey said. ‘‘Felt good today. So a step in the right direction.’’

Covey usually throws with a black sleeve on his right arm, but he chose to don a light-blue Father’s Day version Sunday.

All Sox

Renteria’s managerial career began with a one-season stint with the Cubs before he was fired in favor of Joe Maddon. He made it clear how he feels about his current gig with a trip to Wrigley Field looming this week.

‘‘I’m a South Sider; I’m a White Sox,’’ Renteria said. ‘‘Period. Exclamation point. Triple, four times. We look forward to going in there and competing against another major-league club in our own city.’’

Jay’s time?

The next few days might see the belated Sox debut of outfielder Jon Jay. Renteria said it’s possible Jay will play this week.

Jay hasn’t appeared in the majors this season because of a strained hip and is on a rehab assignment at Charlotte. He is on the 60-day injured list and would have to be restored to the 40-man roster.

Going to Charlotte

The Sox optioned reliever Thyago Vieira to Charlotte. They will make a corresponding move before their game Tuesday.