CHICAGO -- Prior to today's game vs. the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox reinstated outfielder Darin Erstad from the 15-day disabled list.
Erstad, 32, had been on the disabled list since June 1 with a sprained left ankle suffered during a sixth-inning at-bat on May 31 at Toronto. The White Sox were 5-14 during his absence.
Erstad is hitting .264 (48-182) with two home runs and 21 RBI in 47 games with the White Sox this season. He has led off 34 times and batted second 10 times.
Erstad is in his first season with the White Sox after agreeing to terms on a one-year, $1-million contract, which includes a 2008 club option, on January 25. He is a two-time American League All-Star (1998 and 2000) and the only player in major-league history to win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® as both an infielder (2004) and outfielder (2000 and 2002).
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