Wilkins struggling in first big league exposure

After stellar season at Triple-A, rookie unable to carry success to Majors

Wilkins struggling in first big league exposure

KANSAS CITY -- Andy Wilkins had an outstanding season for Triple-A Charlotte, but has struggled at the plate since joining the White Sox.

After going 0-for-3 as the designated hitter in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Royals, Wilkins was down to .091 (3-for-33) with one run batted in.

"You get here and realize how good the pitching is," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.

Wilkins hit .293 for Charlotte with 38 doubles and 30 home runs.

"Hopefully, he can learn from it and ease his way out of it," Ventura said.

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.