A Short Stay
Imagine someone saying that you cannot do something you love for an entire year? After dislocated his left shoulder in the outfield during a spring training game earlier this year, this is what Brandon Short heard from the White Sox.
However, Short worked his tail off in order to return to action this season. After completing the final stages of his rehab in Winston-Salem, Short learned that he would be activated earlier this month.
Today, Short received even more good news to override a frustrating start to 2012: he was heading back to Double-A Birmingham.
Short played in 10 games with Winston-Salem and hit .297 (11-for-37) with seven RBI and four runs scored. The former 28th-round pick hit safely in seven straight games from August 10-17.
He now returns to the Southern League where he was an All-Star in 2011. Short hit .262 with 13 homers and 60 RBI in 130 games with the Barons a year ago.
With Short’s promotion to Double-A, the outfield picture opens up a little bit. Winston still has five players on the roster–Nick Ciolli, Michael Earley, Cyle Hankerd, Keenyn Walker and Ross Wilson–who can play in the outfield.
The Dash and Lynchburg Hillcats continue their four-game series tonight at 7:05 from Calvin Falwell Field. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:50 here. Talk to you then.