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White Sox put Mark Teahen on DL, call up Dallas McPherson

May 17, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT

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Mark Teahen had hoped to avoid the disabled list after straining his oblique muscle last Wednesday, but after leaving him on the active roster as long as possible the White Sox have put him on the shelf and called up Dallas McPherson from Triple-A.

McPherson was once a top prospect with the Angels, but injuries and tons of strikeouts stalled his career and he’s been mashing Triple-A pitching for the past few years.

McPherson has 110 homers and a .599 slugging percentage in 379 career games at Triple-A, but that power comes with a modest .279 batting average and staggering 511 strikeouts. He’ll likely serve as a bench bat while the White Sox roll with Brent Morel and Omar Vizquel at third base.

  1. heyblueyoustink - May 17, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    2011….year of the oblique

    • purdueman - May 17, 2011 at 4:06 PM

      This year getting a strained oblique muscle is a lot like teenage sex… everyone’s getting some!!! (LOL!).

  2. Jeremiah Graves - May 17, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    Holy crapsticks, Dallas McPherson’s “big league career” is still alive and kicking.

    What’s next, the revival of zombie Hank Blalock?!

    • jwbiii - May 18, 2011 at 5:14 PM

      Close. Arizona just called up Sean Burroughs!

      • purdueman - May 18, 2011 at 7:11 PM

        Wow! Thanks for breaking news. Good kid, just has been injury prone and totally wilted under the lofty expectations of being a #1 draft pick and a former big leaguers kid. Hope he sticks this time.

  3. purdueman - May 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    As a White Sox fan, I’ve been pushing for this move to be made for several weeks now, but with weak hitting Morel being sent down to AAA. Jeremiah, Mc Pherson is still only 30 you know and has good power and will be playing most of his games in a good power hitters home park.

  4. addictedzone - May 17, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Dallas is still a legend at The Citadel. He hit a ball out of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park (home of the Charleston Riverdogs), while playing for Citadel, that is still spoken about today as maybe the longest dinger in the history of the stadium.

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