Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:21:20 -0800
Chicago White Sox SP Erik Johnson is pegged to fill out the back end of the rotation this season after working his way up from Double-A Birmingham to the majors at the end of last season. He made his spring debut Tuesday, March 4, allowing one run and three hits with a walk over three innings in Cactus League action against the Cleveland Indians. "Today was just get my work in, use all my pitches, get out of there healthy and feel good about it," Johnson said.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson was dominant in the minors last season, earning a September call-up. He was so impressive with the big club that they penciled him into the rotation. He is worth using in all AL-only fantasy leagues for his strikeout potential, but mixed leaguers will want to take a wait-and-see attitude. Since he'll be in the back-end of the rotation, and there are plenty of off days early in the season, it is possible he doesn't start as frequently as fantasy owners might like.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:20:48 -0800
Chicago White Sox P Chris Beck is in camp as a non-roster invitee, and he is expected to begin the season with Double-A Birmingham. Like SP Erik Johnson last season, Beck could follow a similar path, starting with the Barons, and finishing up in Chicago in September. He has a fastball in the low- to mid-90's, and he feels his secondary stuff is improving. "The breaking stuff has kind of always been behind, so that's really been the key," Beck said. "Last year at Double-A, I had some success with the curveball, and now just since camp started, I feel like I've added some depth to my slider."
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 08:58:53 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Erik Johnson will make his major league debut and start against the New York Yankees Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:18:46 -0700
The Chicago White Sox recalled Ps Erik Johnson, Daniel Webb, Marcus Semien and Miguel Gonzalez from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:46:17 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Hector Santiago will have his next start pushed back to Thursday, Sept. 5. SP Erik Johnson is the top candidate to be called up to start against the New York Yankees Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:13:46 -0700
The Chicago White Sox have recalled SP Charlie Leesman and purchased the contract of C Bryan Anderson from Triple-A Charlotte. P Erik Johnson and INF Marcus Semien are possibilities to be promoted in the next few days.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:52:04 -0800
Chicago White Sox SP Erik Johnson, rated by Baseball America as the No. 4 prospect in the White Sox system, started and allowed one run over three innings Sunday, Feb. 24, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Unlike the Dodgers, the White Sox aren't using their projected starting pitchers in games until March 1.
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 01:20:57 -0800
Five of the top 10 Chicago White Sox prospects are among 20 non-roster invitees the team will bring to spring camp. OF's Trayce Thompson and Keenyn Walker are joined by INF Carlos Sanchez and P's Scott Snodgress and Erik Johnson. The White Sox had also agreed to minor league contracts with P's Jeff Gray, David Purcey and Ramon Troncoso; C Brian Anderson; INF's Josh Bell and Steven Tolleson; and OF Stefan Gartrell.
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 12:02:56 -0700
Chicago White Sox INF Carlos Sanchez and P Jacob Petricka have been promoted from Class A Winston-Salem to Double-A Birmingham, while P Erik Johnson was promoted from Class A Kannapolis to Winston-Salem.