8/23/2014 12:25 A.M. ET
White Sox recall infield prospect Sanchez
By Jamal Collier / MLB.com
NEW YORK -- Carlos Sanchez is getting an opportunity to be the White Sox primary second baseman. The White Sox recalled Sanchez, the club's No. 10 prospect, from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday to replace Gordon Beckham, who was traded to the Angels on Thursday.
"This is an opportunity for him that a lot of guys would be excited about," manager Robin Ventura said. "I know he is and we'll see what happens from here on out. For a guy who has had a pretty impressive Minor League stretch, you give him the opportunity to let him go play. He has a lot of tools that are Major League ready."
Sanchez was hitting .293 with 19 doubles, 57 RBIs and 16 stolen bases at Triple-A while spending time at second base (64 games), shortstop (44) and third base (two).
He made his Major League debut with the White Sox on July 13, during a brief stint this season, but went 0-for-5 in a start at shortstop.
"That was a good experience for me," Sanchez said before going 3-for-4 with a run scored in Friday night's 4-3 loss. "What I tried to get away from that is just the small mistakes, whether it was in the field, preparation. I tried to learn from them and then this second time around I'm able to do those better."
Sanchez feels most comfortable playing second, the position at which he started on Friday night against the Yankees, and hitting second in the order. Marcus Semien will join Sanchez when rosters expand in September, so the duo will likely split time with Leury Garcia at second base for the rest of the season.
"[I am] somebody who gives 100 percent effort out on the field day in and day out in everything he has to do, whether it is offensively or defensively or on the bases," Sanchez said.
Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.