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White Sox option Eric Surkamp to Class AAA Charlotte

NEW YORK - Following tonight's game at Yankee Stadium, the Chicago White Sox optioned left-handed pitcher Eric Surkamp to Class AAA Charlotte.

Surkamp, 26, is 1-0 with a 6.91 ERA (11 ER/14.1 IP), five holds and 11 strikeouts in 23 relief appearances over two stints with Chicago this season. He has limited lefties to a .179 (5-28) average at the major-league level.

He has gone 3-5 with a 4.76 ERA (40 ER/75.2 IP) and 86 strikeouts in 16 games (11 starts) with Charlotte this season.

The White Sox will make a corresponding roster move prior to tomorrow afternoon's game at New York.

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