Winston-Salem’s DL Thins By Two
The Dash’s disabled list has been jam-packed lately, but fortunately the club has received two men who were battling back from injuries. This morning, the White Sox announced that right-handed hurler Ryan Buch (right shoulder inflammation) has been activated from the disabled list after almost one month on the shelf. Also, outfielder Brandon Short (left shoulder dislocation) is off the DL and joining the Dash for the first time this season.
Buch has been on a roller coaster ride here in 2012. After beginning the season in Winston-Salem’s rotation, the former eighth-round pick joined the bullpen late in the first half. During the All-Star Break, Buch was sent to Low-A Kannapolis to get more work in out of the ‘pen, and he thrived to the tune of one earned run allowed in 10 innings. He rejoined the club July 4 and made two appearances before suffering the shoulder injury.
On the season, Buch is 4-5 with a 6.63 earned run average in 15 appearances with Winston-Salem. As a reliever, Buch has surrendered 13 earned runs in nine and two-thirds frames of action.
Short has been on the shelf for a long time. The whole season, to be exact. He has been rehabbing from a dislocated left shoulder and will suit up as an active member of a White Sox affiliate for the first time this season tomorrow night in Wilmington.
Chicago’s 28th round pick in 2008, Short was a Carolina League midseason and postseason All-Star while with the Dash in 2010. He hit .316 with 15 homers and 79 RBI during the Dash’s run to the Mills Cup Championship Series two years ago. In 2011 with Double-A Birmingham, Short hit .262 with 13 homers and 60 RBI, and he once again played in an All-Star Game, this time in the Southern League.
The Dash’s roster now sits at the league maximum of 25 players. Winston-Salem is off today before opening up a six-game road trip with the first of three at Wilmington Tuesday night at 7:05. Enjoy your day away from Carolina League baseball.