White Sox Minor League News and Notes 5/1

In this edition of the White Sox Minor League News and Notes, RHP Dane Dunning gets promoted to Winston-Salem, Charlotte picks up their first road victories of the young season and Comcast Sports Net Chicago announces they will televise eight Charlotte games in May and June. In addition, we will get you caught up on the happenings, news, notes and transactions regarding the White Sox minor leaguers and affiliates.

Dunning Promoted to Winston-Salem

After four starts in which he allowed only one earned run over 26 innings for Kannapolis (0.35 ERA), Dunning has been promoted to Winston-Salem. Dunning struck out 33 batters in his short time in the South Atlantic League. Attacking the strike zone has been the key to Dunning's early season success at Kannapolis according to CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes. Dunning becomes the first of the White Sox top prospects to earn a promotion this season.

At Winston-Salem, Dunning will join fellow top prospects C Zack Collins and OF Luis Alexander Basabe. In addition, he will create quite the formidable starting pitching trio alongside LHP Tanner Banks (4-0) and RHP Brannon Easterling (2-1) for the Dash.

Transactions

Charlotte

Birmingham

Winston-Salem

  • RHP Dunning assigned to Winston-Salem Dash from Kannapolis

Kannapolis

For the Record

  • Charlotte began the season with seven straight road losses, but had a successful second road trip of the season that ended Sunday with a 4-2 record for the week, to even their season record at 11-11. The Knights currently sit in third place in the International League South Division, five games out of first. Following a day off today, the Knights are at home for the week to play three games apiece versus Norfolk and Gwinnett.
  • Birmingham posted a 4-3 record for the past week, which included three straight victories to begin the week, including RHP Michael Kopech's first win as a member of the White Sox organization. The Barons currently sit in last place in the Southern League North Division standings with an overall record of 9-15. Birmingham finishes their road trip against Montgomery today, before heading home to play five games against Mississippi beginning on Wednesday.
  • Winston-Salem went 3-3 for the week, highlighted by Banks improving his record to 4-0. The Dash season record currently stands at 9-15, which places them last in the Carolina League Southern Division. Winston-Salem hits the road for the week ahead with three games against Lynchburg and four at Salem.
  • Kannapolis had four games in a row postponed due to rain, but managed a 3-3 record for the week. The Intimidators have a record of 11-12 thus far, which places them fifth in the South Atlantic League Southern Division. After beginning the season with 1-7, Kannapolis has gone 10-5 in their last 15 games. The highlight of the week was a 1-0 shutout victory for Dunning. The Intimidators begin a seven-game homestand on Tuesday versus Augusta and Asheville.

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