White Sox summon three more
Getz, Fields and Broadway unlikely to see much playing time
CLEVELAND -- White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen went out of his way to say it, but, really, he didn't have to. Middle infielder Chris Getz knew what he was getting himself into."[Joe] Crede's healthy, Alexei [Ramirez] is doing great and [Orlando] Cabrera's doing really well," Getz said. "The depth is there." And with that, the playing time is certainly not. Getz, infielder Josh Fields and right-hander Lance Broadway rounded out Chicago's September callups Tuesday. But with the White Sox already stacked lineup and now jam-packed bullpen, the trio isn't likely to have much of an impact on the club's pennant chase. "I don't have any playing time for these guys," Guillen said Monday. That's just fine for Getz, who said he is more than ready to pinch-run or pinch-hit occasionally. "For me to be a part of it, even if it's a very small part of it, it's an honor and it's exciting," Getz said. "Not many guys get to experience a pennant race, let alone a September callup." All three players have spent time with the White Sox this season, but not for long. Getz, an infielder, appeared in eight games from Aug. 10-25 before he was sent back to Triple-A Charlotte. The 25-year-old had eight at-bats, going 2-for-7 (.286), and never made a start. With the Knights, Getz made the International League's midseason and postseason All-Star teams, hitting .302 with 24 doubles, 11 home runs and 52 RBIs. Fields appeared at third base with the big league club from July 25-Aug. 9, making six starts and appearing in eight games. He went 4-for-22 (.182). Broadway was up for two separate stints with the White Sox, making one spot start in which he collected his second career Major League victory. He struggled out of the bullpen, as he allowed eight runs in 5 1/3 innings of mostly mopup duty. Broadway will be one of eight right-handers available -- 11 total -- in the White Sox bullpen during the 25-game stretch run. "There's no more pressure than it ever is," Broadway said. "Every outing you want to go out and have a good one, regardless if it's the only one or if you're going to get 10 more."
Andrew Gribble is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.