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Dayan Viciedo making 2011 MLB debut Sunday vs. Mariners

Aug 28, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

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Dayan Viciedo was officially promoted to the major leagues on Saturday, but he didn’t play in last night’s game because of the grueling cross-country flight from Triple-A Charlotte to big-league Seattle.

Rested and ready, he’s in the White Sox starting lineup on Sunday afternoon, batting sixth and playing right field against the Mariners in what will be his first major league game of the 2011 season.

This according to our friends at CSNChicago.com.

Viciedo earned the big league promotion after registering an impressive .297/.365/.492 batting line with 20 home runs and 78 RBI across 118 games at the Triple-A level. He’s expected to draw playing time at first base, designated hitter, right field and left field down the stretch. The Pale Hose are currently seven games back of the Tigers in the American League Central standings.

Viciedo, 22, posted a healthy .840 OPS and tallied five home runs in 38 MLB games last season.

  1. rlute - Aug 28, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Actually, he didn’t start last nights game because the White Sox thought this guy was pitching http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=18523539&topic_id=&c_id=sea&tcid=vpp_copy_18523539&v=3.

  2. jmulder26 - Aug 28, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Just watched hit hit a home run

    • jwbiii - Aug 28, 2011 at 10:59 PM

      It warn’t no cheapie, either.

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