The Chicago White Sox called up right-handers Tommy Kahnle and Erik Johnson from Class AAA Charlotte on Monday.
Kahnle was 1-0 with two saves and a 2.76 ERA in 13 games with the Knights. Johnson was 2-1 with a 3.57 ERA. The Knights activated catcher Kevan Smith, who was optioned to Charlotte by the White Sox on Sunday. On Monday infielder Carlos Sanchez was optioned to Charlotte. The South Division-leading Knights (23-22) were off on Monday.
Kahnle, 26, served as the 26th player on Chicago’s roster for its doubleheader Monday against Cleveland. Johnson was scheduled to start the second game of the doubleheader. Kahnle has appeared in one game with the White Sox this season. This is Johnson’s third promotion to Chicago.
Smith, 27, is hitting .345 (10-for-29) with two home runs and six RBIs for the Knights in eight games this season. The Pittsburgh native was promoted to the White Sox on April 24 but did not appear in a game. He was placed on Chicago’s disabled list on April 26 and activated May 22. Sanchez appeared in 11 games with the White Sox and hit .154 (4-for-26). He began the season with the Knights and is hitting .309 (25-for-81) with Charlotte.
The Knights will open a three-game series at Syracuse on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. The Knights return home to BB&T BallPark on Monday to open a seven-game homestand.