By White Sox media relations
DETROIT - Prior to tonight's game at Detroit, the Chicago White Sox returned catcher A.J. Pierzynski from his injury rehabilitation assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. In addition, the White Sox purchased the contracts of right-handed pitchers Shane Lindsay and Addison Reed and recalled infielder Eduardo Escobar from the Knights.
Pierzynski, 34, went 2-10 (.200) with one RBI in three rehab games with the Knights. He was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his major-league career on August 16 (retroactive to August 13) with a fractured left wrist sustained on August 11 vs. Kansas City when he was hit by a Bruce Chen pitch in the third inning.
Lindsay, 26, combined to go 3-3 with a 2.18 ERA (17 ER/70.1 IP), four saves and 90 strikeouts in 50 relief outings with Class AA Birmingham and Charlotte in 2011. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder, who leads International League relievers with a .132 (28-212) opponents average, will become the first Australian-born player to appear with the Sox.
Reed, 22, leads all minor-league relievers with 111 strikeouts and went 2-1 with a 1.26 ERA (11 ER/78.1 IP) and five saves in 43 appearances between Class A Kannapolis, Class A Winston-Salem, Birmingham and Charlotte this season. The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder, who was selected in the third round of the 2010 draft, averaged 12.8 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and limited opponents to a .157 (43-274) average.
Escobar, 22, hit .266 (130-489) with 23 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 49 RBI in 137 games with the Knights in 2011. The 5-foot-10 switch-hitter made 107 appearances at shortstop and 30 at second base, and was named by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Infielder in the White Sox system entering the season.
Lindsay (No. 66), Reed (43) and Escobar (62) all have no prior major-league experience. The White Sox 40-man roster is now at 40 (29 active).