Three Knights Players Called Up to Major Leagues

September 2, 2011 10:55 AM

Knights Press Release

Escobar, Lindsay and Reed Added to Chicago White Sox Roster

FORT MILL, S.C. - The Chicago White Sox have recalled Knights' infielder Eduardo Escobar and have purchased the contracts of right-handed pitchers Shane Lindsay and Addison Reed.  All three players are now on the Chicago White Sox major league active roster.  It is the first major league call-up for all three players.

Escobar, 22, is batting .266 (130-489) with 23 doubles, four homers and 49 RBI in 137 games with Charlotte.  The 5-foot-10, 165-pounder is second in the International League in games played (137) and fourth in at-bats (489).  He leaves the Knights second on the team in hits (130) and sixth in doubles (23).  He has made 107 starts at shortstop and 30 starts at second base for Charlotte.

Lindsay, 26, has gone 2-2 with a 1.98 ERA (14 ER/63.2 IP) with 78 strikeouts in 45 relief appearances for Charlotte.  From May 28th - June 24th the native of Melbourne, Australia threw a team high 18.0 consecutive scoreless innings in 13 relief appearances.  Lindsay was selected to the 2011 International League All-Star Team earlier this season and leads the league in the lowest opponent batting average amongst relievers (.132, 28-212).

Reed, 22, is 0-0 with a 1.27 ERA (3 ER/21.1 IP) in 11 relief appearances for the Knights this season.  The right-handed pitcher was promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham on July 26.  Through 21.1 innings pitched with the Knights, Reed has struck out 28 and walked only three batters.  At four different minor league levels this season, Reed has gone 2-1 with five saves, a combined 1.26 ERA (11 ER/78.1 IP), 111 strikeouts and 14 walks.


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