With the demotion of Josh Fields and Boone Logan to Triple-A Charlotte, two fresh faces joined the White Sox roster before Game 3 of the four-game series against Boston.
Right-hander Lance Broadway was recalled to the big league club for the first time since his September callup in 2007. In addition, the White Sox purchased the contract of infielder Chris Getz from Charlotte, with the intention of using him as a utility infielder.
Broadway was selected 15th overall by the White Sox in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft and went 1-1 with a 0.87 ERA in four games, including one start, with the White Sox last season.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said he'd like to see D.J. Carrasco fill the void left by Jose Contreras in the rotation, so it's likely Broadway will begin his work out of the bullpen.
Taking the place of an injured starter may not be the best way to get promoted to the Majors, but Broadway isn't complaining.
"You never know when or how it's gonna happen, but you'll definitely take it," Broadway said. "I think any Minor Leaguer would agree with that. You'll take it any way you can get it."
Broadway hasn't quite had the success he'd hoped for with Charlotte this season, posting 10-7 record with a 4.68 ERA. Opponents are hitting .294 against him and have smacked 23 home runs in 138 1/3 innings.
"Just throwing it right there [for hitters]," Broadway said. "It's a small ballpark in Charlotte, and I was just giving them up. Just throwing the ball over the middle of the plate too much.
"We know the problem, so it's a little easier to fix. I felt fine, and it's not mechanical, just where you're throwing the pitch. It was as simple as that."
Getz found out right before Broadway that he would be joining the White Sox, getting the news first, he said, because it was his first promotion.
He was the fourth-round pick by the White Sox in 2005. The infielder is a natural second baseman, but has spent time in the outfield and at third base, so he may be used to spell Juan Uribe at times down the stretch.
"No position is easy, but for the most part I'm pretty confident in all of them," Getz said.
"This kid has a chance to be here for a few years," Guillen added of Getz. "I like the way he plays, I like the way he does stuff. So do the Minor League people. The coaches out there really like him and, hopefully, he can help with what we need."
Getz has performed well at Charlotte, batting .306 in 108 games this season. He's hit 11 home runs, driven in 51 runs and stolen 11 bases, as well.
He also made a point to make an impression on Guillen during Spring Training before the 2008 season.
"Ozzie didn't really know much of me, so you know my goal in Spring Training was to maybe catch his eye a little bit," Getz said. "And I went out and had a decent year to be in the mix for a potential callup."
David Just is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less