White Sox option rookie 2B Micah Johnson to Triple A

Thursday May 14th, 2015

The Chicago White Sox optioned second baseman Micah Johnson to Triple A Charlotte on Thursday. A corresponding roster move will be made before Friday's road game against the Oakland Athletics.

Johnson, 24, is ranked as the White Sox's No. 5 prospect by MLB.com. Over 27 games, he batted .270 with eight runs scored, three RBIs and a .631 OPS. He hit two extra-base hits—both doubles—and stole three bases in five attempts.

In the minors, Johnson is a .297 hitter over three seasons with 16 home runs, 127 RBIs and a .787 OPS. He spent 37 games last season at Double A Birmingham before joining Charlotte for 65 and making the White Sox's Opening Day roster this season.

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The White Sox (14–17) entered Thursday's off day coming off series wins over th Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers. Chicago sits fourth in the NL Central, 5 1/2 games behind the Kansas City Royals.

- Mike Fiammetta

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