I’s roster tweaked again
By Bill Kiser
The Chicago White Sox made even more roster moves with the Kannapolis Intimidators last week, adding two players from the club’s extended spring training program.
Joining the Intimidators were relief pitcher Daniel Albritton and catcher-infielder Danny Jordan. To make room for the roster additions, the team placed pitcher Justin Klipp and catcher Matt Inouye on the disabled list.
Albritton went 1-3 with three saves in 20 appearances for Bristol (Tenn.), the ChiSox’s team in the rookie-level Appalachian League, last year after being picked up in the 25th round of the 2007 Draft.
The 23-year-old right-hander spent three years at Southern Florida College in Lakeland, Fla., after transferring from the University of South Florida. At SFC, Albritton was twice named second-team all-Sunshine State Conference, and finished his career with 26 wins, sixth-most in school history.
Since joining the Intimidators, Albritton has made two relief appearances, giving up 10 hits (including three home runs) in five innings, but also striking out six with no walks.
Jordan, 21, is a familiar face with most of the current Kannapolis roster ó he spent last season in Great Falls (Mont.), the White Sox’s team in the rookie-level Pioneer League. There, he hit .235 with 13 RBIs in 32 games.
Jordan, picked up by Chicago in the 25th round of the 2005 draft, made his debut with the White Sox’s minor league program in 2006 at Bristol, hitting .184 with two home runs and 18 RBIs.
Jordan made his first appearance with Kannapolis on April 9 against Asheville, going 0-for-4 with one strikeout.
Around the SALLY League
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