CHICAGO — All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson returned to the Chicago White Sox, part of a flurry of moves by the sputtering ballclub.
Anderson and infielder Hanser Alberto were reinstated from the 10-day injured list. Anderson sprained his left knee on April 10 at Minnesota, and Alberto is coming back from a strained left quad.
Chicago also optioned rookie outfielder Oscar Colás and infielder Lenyn Sosa to Triple-A Charlotte. The 24-year-old Colás, one of the team’s top prospects, hit .211 with a homer and seven RBIs in 25 games in his first stint in the majors.
Veteran reliever Alex Colomé, outfielder Billy Hamilton and left-hander Sammy Peralta were promoted from Charlotte. Reliever Joe Kelly was placed on the paternity list, and utilityman Romy Gonzalez went on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
The White Sox also designated relievers Jake Diekman and Frank German for assignment. Diekman, a lefty who was acquired in an August trade with Boston, is 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA in 13 big league appearances this season.
Chicago had dropped 10 in a row before rallying for a wild 12-9 victory against Tampa Bay. The White Sox begin a three-game series against the Twins.
The return of Anderson could provide a big lift. The White Sox went 3-15 while Anderson was on the IL.
The 29-year-old Anderson is off to a strong start this season, batting .298 with four RBIs and five steals in his first 11 games. He hit a major league-best .335 in 2019.
Alberto, 30, went on the IL on April 16. He is hitting .211 with a homer and four RBIs in eight games in his first season with Chicago.
The 34-year-old Colomé signed a minor league deal on April 6. He made eight appearances for Charlotte, going 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA and a save.
Colomé also played for the White Sox in 2019 and 2020, going 6-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 42 saves in 83 appearances.