Fully recovered from the broken wrist that sidelined him for nearly two months and fresh off a short rehab assignment in the Arizona League, shortstop Tim Anderson, the White Sox No. 2 prospect, made his debut with Double-A Birmingham on Friday. Though he collected three hits, it wasn't enough for a victory, as Birmingham fell, 3-2, to Mississippi.
Anderson, ranked No. 85 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects, broke his wrist in June while playing with Class A Advanced Winston-Salem. He returned to the field a week ago in Arizona with the Rookie White Sox before joining the Barons. He went 3-for-3 with a double and scored a run in his debut.
When he was placed on the disabled list in June, Anderson was hitting .297/.323/.472 with six home runs and 10 stolen bases in 68 games with Winston-Salem. At the time, he ranked eighth in the Carolina League in hitting.
Anderson's promotion to Double-A is something of a homecoming for the 21-year old. He grew up about an hour southwest of Birmingham in Tuscaloosa, Ala. After two years at East Central Community College in Mississippi, the White Sox made him the 17th overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.