White Sox option Matt Purke to Class AAA Charlotte

CHICAGO - Following tonight's game vs. Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox optioned left-handed pitcher Matt Purke to Class AAA Charlotte.

Purke, 25, has gone 0-1 with a 5.50 ERA (11 ER/18.0 IP) and 15 strikeouts over 12 relief appearances with the White Sox this season after his contract was purchased from Charlotte on May 13.

He made his major-league debut on May 20 vs. Kansas City.

The Sox will make a corresponding roster move prior to tomorrow's series finale against the Twins.