Molina outrighted; roster spot opens up for Rodon

Molina outrighted; roster spot opens up for Rodon

CHICAGO -- Nestor Molina was outrighted to Double-A Birmingham on Sunday, meaning the White Sox 40-man roster now sits at 39.

That 39 becomes significant in that a 40-man roster spot exists for Carlos Rodon, the club's top prospect, when rosters expand on Monday. General manager Rick Hahn said the full complement of White Sox moves will be announced Tuesday, with the White Sox having a scheduled day off on Monday.

Rodon, the team's top pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and the third selection overall, has posted a 2.92 ERA over 24 2/3 innings during stops with the club's Arizona Rookie League team, Class A Winston-Salem and Triple-A Charlotte. He has 38 strikeouts, 13 walks and has not allowed a home run.

In his three starts for Charlotte, including a five-inning stint on Saturday, Rodon has fanned 18 over 12 innings. Nothing was promised to Rodon when he was drafted, but the southpaw appears to be following the same path as Chris Sale in 2010, from the Draft to the White Sox bullpen in the same season.

Outfielders Jordan Danks and Jared Mitchell, pitchers Scott Carroll and Chris Bassitt, infielder Marcus Semien and Matt Davidson and catcher Josh Phegley all stand as potential callups for the White Sox.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.