White Sox purchase contract of Rey Olmedo

ARLINGTON, Texas – Prior to tonight’s game at Texas, the Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of infielder Rey Olmedo from Class AAA Charlotte.

Olmedo, 31, was batting .273 (75-275) with no home runs and 19 RBI in 80 games with Charlotte this season.  The switch-hitter appeared in 41 games at shortstop, 19 at third base, 17 at second and two in the outfield.

A native of Maracay, Venezuela, Olmedo is a career .228 (92-403) hitter with two home runs and 26 RBI in 198 major-league games with Cincinnati (2003-06) and Toronto (2007).

Olmedo will wear uniform No. 66.

The White Sox 40-man roster is at 40.