White Sox purchase the contract of Matt Purke from Class AAA Charlotte

Request unconditional release waivers on John Danks

Prior to tonight's game at Yankee Stadium, the Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Matt Purke from Class AAA Charlotte and requested waivers on left-hander John Danks for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release. Purke will take the roster spot of right-hander Scott Carroll, who yesterday was optioned to Charlotte.

Purke, 25, has gone 0-0 with a 2.30 ERA (4 ER/15.2 IP) and 14 strikeouts over 10 appearances (one start) with Charlotte this season. He has limited left-handers to a .111 (1-9) average in 2016, while opponents are just 1-10 (.100) with RISP/two outs. Purke has no major-league experience and will wear uniform No. 64.

Purke, 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, is 10-18 with a 4.62 ERA (111 ER/216.1 IP) and 175 strikeouts in 59 appearances (45 starts) over five seasons in the Washington (2012-15) and Chicago (2016) organizations. He originally was selected by the Nationals in the third round of the 2011 draft. Purke was signed by the White Sox as a minor-league free agent on November 21, 2015.

Danks, 31, was designated for assignment on May 5. He went 0-4 with a 7.25 ERA (18 ER/22.1 IP) and 16 strikeouts in four starts with Chicago this season, his 10th with the organization.