White Sox option Hector Santiago to Class AAA Charlotte

Prior to tonight’s game at Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox optioned left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago to Class AAA Charlotte.

Santiago, 24, has gone 2-1 with a 3.66 ERA (16 ER/39.1 IP), four saves and 43 strikeouts over 32 relief appearances this season.

The move clears roster space for newly acquired left-hander Francisco Liriano to join the White Sox.  Liriano will wear uniform No. 58.