White Sox designate Mat Latos for assignment
Prior to tonight's game vs. Washington, the Chicago White Sox designated right-handed pitcher Mat Latos for assignment and purchased the contract of right-hander Tyler Danish ("DAY-nish") from Class AA Birmingham.
Danish, 21, is 3-7 with a 4.42 ERA (37 ER/75.1 IP), 47 strikeouts and one complete-game shutout with Birmingham this season. He leads the Southern League in IP. The 6-foot, 200-pound Danish entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 6 Prospect and possessing the Best Changeup in the White Sox organization.
He has gone 20-22 with a 3.39 ERA (142 ER/377.0 IP) and 268 strikeouts over four minor-league seasons after being selected by the White Sox in the second round of the 2013 draft out of Durant High School in Plant City, Fla. Danish's best season came in 2014 when he combined to go 8-3 with a 2.08 ERA (30 ER/129.2 IP) over 25 starts between Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem.
Danish, who has no major-league experience, will wear uniform No. 60.
Latos, 28, went 6-2 with a 4.62 ERA (31 ER/60.1 IP) and 32 strikeouts over 11 starts this season, his first with the White Sox after signing as a free agent on February 9.