(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Chicago White Sox have purchased the contracts of right-handed pitchers Al Alburquerque and Chris Volstad from the Charlotte Knights, as announced earlier today by the White Sox. With the promotion of the two veteran right-handed pitchers, the Knights have now sent a total of 22 players to Chicago in 2017.
Alburquerque, 31, made 10 relief appearances with the Charlotte Knights in 2017 and posted a 0-0 record with two saves and a 4.63 ERA in 11.2 innings pitched. A native of San Pedro de Macoris, DR, Alburquerque combined to post a 2-1 record with five saves and a 2.87 ERA over 32 relief appearances with the Knights and Triple-A Omaha. He also appeared in 11 games with the Kansas City Royals earlier this season and went 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA in 10.0 innings pitched.
Volstad, 30, compiled a 3-10 record with one save and a 5.57 ERA in 118.0 innings pitched this season with the Knights. A native of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Volstad made 18 starts for the Knights in 2017 and appeared in a total of 27 games. The 2017 season marked his second with the Knights. Last year, he went 8-11 with a 4.79 ERA in 29 games (27 starts) over 176.2 innings pitched with Charlotte. He led the International League in innings pitched in 2016.
Here is a full list of the 22 players promoted to the Chicago White Sox from the Charlotte Knights in 2017:
RHP Tommy Kahnle (April 6), catcher Kevan Smith (April 13 & May 10), OF Willy Garcia (April 14, May 2, & July 27), RHP Mike Pelfrey (April 22), RHP Chris Beck (April 25), LHP David Holmberg (May 4 & September 1), RHP Gregory Infante (May 15), RHP Tyler Danish (May 26), RHP Juan Minaya (May 26 & June 26), OF Adam Engel (May 27 & June 20), RHP Brad Goldberg (June 3 and July 19), 2B Yoan Moncada (July 19), LHP Aaron Bummer (July 27), INF/OF Nicky Delmonico (August 1), RHP Reynaldo Lopez (August 11), RHP Danny Farquhar (August 19), RHP Carson Fulmer (August 21 and September 1), RHP Lucas Giolito (August 22), catcher Rob Brantly (August 26), OF Rymer Liriano (September 2), RHP Al Alburquerque (September 8), and RHP Chris Volstad (September 8).
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