White Sox demote starting second baseman Micah Johnson to Triple-A

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Micah Johnson has been the White Sox’s starting second baseman all season after winning the job out of spring training as a 24-year-old rookie, but now they’ve demoted him back to Triple-A.

Johnson showed little power and struggled at times defensively, but he also hit .270 with a .333 on-base percentage. And really the White Sox shouldn’t have expected a whole lot of production considering that Johnson posted a measly .684 OPS at Triple-A last season.

Veteran utility man Emilio Bonifacio seems like the best bet to replace Johnson as the primary second baseman and the White Sox are also expected to call up Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A.