White Sox put Billy Hamilton on IL, select contract of Jake Marisnick

The White Sox also designated reliever Alexander Colomé for assignment and recalled right-hander Nick Padilla from Charlotte.

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The White Sox have selected the contract of outfielder Jake Marisnick from Triple-A Charlotte.

The White Sox have selected the contract of outfielder Jake Marisnick from Triple-A Charlotte.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The White Sox put outfielder Billy Hamilton on the 10-day injured list and selected the contract of outfielder Jake Marisnick from Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday. They also designated reliever Alexander Colome for assignment and replaced him with Triple-A right-hander Nick Padilla.

Hamilton, who hasn’t appeared in the last five games, has a left hamstring strain. His move to the IL is retroactive to May 7.

Marisnick, a 10-year veteran with 10 teams including the Cubs, is batting .264/.407/.391 with a homer, six doubles, 17 walks and nine RBI and has eight stolen bases in 30 games with Charlotte. He plays all outfield positions.

Manager Pedro Grifol said Marisnick will be used as a defensive replacement and pinch runner and could start against lefties.

Padilla is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and one save in 12 relief appearances with Charlotte. He served as the 27th player for a doubleheader on April 18 against the Phillies but didn’t pitch.

The light-hitting Hamilton has appeared in three games with the Sox, providing a spark as a pinch runner, stealing two bases and scoring two runs. Grifol said Hamilton was injured stealing a base against the Twins.

“He felt a little funky but it wasn’t really that bad,” Grifol said. “But it kept getting worse little by little . . . and needed a break.”

Colome, in his second tour with the Sox, gave up two earned runs over three innings in four relief appearances after his contract was selected from Charlotte on May 2.

Burger goes out on rehab assignment

Jake Burger’s recovery from a left oblique strain is moving as quickly as can be expected. The third baseman, who went on the injured list, left for Charlotte on Wednesday to begin a rehab assignment.

Burger is swinging free of pain and hopes to return by Sunday.

“Those obliques tend to take a long time, and he’s ready,” Grifol said.

“It’s a little blip,” Burger said.

Burger is batting .224/.312/.612 with seven home runs, and with Yoan Moncada expected back from his rehab assignment Friday, he figures to get at-bats as the designated hitter in the absence of Eloy Jimenez (appendectomy).

More time for Colas

Grifol suggested rookie right fielder Oscar Colas, pegged as the everyday starter out of spring training but sent to Charlotte May 2 with a .211/.265/.276 batting line in 84 plate appearances, won’t be back from Charlotte soon.

Colas batted .393/.469/.679 with a long home run in his first six games at Charlotte.

“With players like him, you can send him down, but they can’t become that yo-yo guy [back and forth from the minors],” Grifol said. “You go down, get the work in, improve on what you need to improve on after tasting it here, then once you come back up it’s time to go, it’s time to make adjustments here in the big leagues.”

Martin sidelined

Davis Martin, who served as the sixth starter last season, is out at Charlotte with a right forearm strain. Martin has appeared in three games at Charlotte, with his last outing on April 14.

Longtime scout Yoakum dies

Longtime Sox scout Dave Yoakum died at his home in Orlando, Florida, following a long bout with cancer.

Yoakum served as an assistant to the general manager for the Sox from 1991-2020. He was 76.

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