KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (August 9, 2014) - The Kannapolis Intimidators, Class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, have promoted centerfield Adam Engel to the Class A-Advanced Winston-Salem Dash today to replace Jacob May, who was placed on the Dash Disabled List. In a corresponding move, the Intimidators receive outfielder Chevy Clarke, a former Los Angeles Angels first round pick, from the Advanced Rookie Great Falls Voyagers.
After an injury-plagued first half of the season that saw Engel miss six weeks of action, the 22-year-old speedster has shown great improvement since returning to the lineup with a clean bill of health in the second half. The White Sox 19th round pick in the June 2013 First-Year Player Draft is batting .288 (44-153) with five home runs and 18 RBI in 36 games since returning to action on July 1. Overall, Engel is batting .261 (80-307) with 14 doubles, seven triples, six home runs, and 30 RBI. He leads the Intimidators with 28 stolen bases and is tied for fifth in the South Atlantic League in triples this season. Since July 11, he has hit safely in 24 of his last 26 games, including a pair of hitting streaks of at least 10 games. Engel is in his first year of full-season ball after making his professional debut with the Great Falls Voyagers in 2013, batting .301 (72-239) with 12 doubles, three triples, three home runs and 30 RBI in 56 games.
Clarke, 22, joined the White Sox in June after opening his 2014 campaign with Angels High-A affiliate Inland Empire in the California League, spending 36 games with the 66ers. In 47 games with the Voyagers, Clarke is batting .215 (39-181) with 10 home runs, nine doubles, and 31 RBI. He leads the Pioneer League in walks (40) and ranks fourth in the league in home runs. Clarke is in his fifth season of professional baseball after being selected in the first round (30th overall) of the June 2010 First-Year Player Draft by the Angels out of Marietta (Ga.) High School. He spent the 2013 season with Class A Burlington in the Midwest League, batting .227 with seven home runs and 39 RBI in 124 games.
The Kannapolis Intimidators are in the 20th season of professional baseball in Kannapolis and the team's 14th as the Class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Since the team moved to Kannapolis in 1995, a total of 79 players that have played in Kannapolis have gone on to the Major Leagues. This year's team is managed by Pete Rose Jr. and features some of the top prospects in the White Sox farm system. CMC-NorthEast Stadium is located off I-85 at exit 63. For ticket information, please contact the F&M Bank Box Office at (704) 932-3267 or visit www.IntimidatorsBaseball.com.