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White Sox option Charlie Leesman to Class AAA Charlotte

CHICAGO - Following tonight's second game of the doubleheader vs. Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox optioned left-handed pitcher Charlie Leesman to Class AAA Charlotte.

Leesman, 26, received a no decision tonight in his major-league debut against the Twins, allowing one run on four hits over 5.0 IP. He walked five batters and struck out eight, the most by a Sox pitcher in his debut since Ravelo Manzanillo also fanned eight on September 25, 1988 vs. Seattle (Elias).

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Leesman, whose contract was purchased from Charlotte prior to today's first game, has gone 3-1 with a 3.47 ERA (28 ER/72.2 IP) and 64 strikeouts over 13 starts (seven quality) with the Knights.

With the move, the White Sox active roster returns to 25.

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