KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In one of the stranger White Sox moves of the season thus far, the club announced on Tuesday that Juan Uribe has more value to them than Pablo Ozuna.
It was no surprise that the club reinstated Paul Konerko from the 15-day disabled list prior to the start of the series with Kansas City, but the decision to make Ozuna the odd-man out seemed, well, a bit odd.
Ozuna brings more consistency to the plate than Uribe, is a better pinch-hitter and pinch-runner, plus can play all three infield spots, as well as act as an emergency outfielder if need be. He was hitting .391 against left-handers this season, as well as .353 in the month of June.
Uribe was hitting .206 this season with an oh-so-lovely .258 on-base percentage.
Konerko is scheduled to start against the Royals, while Ozuna will now go through waivers.