According to Rotoworld, Kris Honel has been removed from the White Sox 40-man roster and outrighted to Birmingham.
Here's what I had to say about Honel just a couple weeks ago.
The real surprise of this move is that it's essentially unnecessary. The Sox don't have to protect anyone by placing them on the 40-man until after the season when the Rule-5 draft rolls around. This signals that there might be something in the works. I would speculate that there may be something wrong with Damaso, but likely replacements Arnie Munoz, Paulino Reynoso, Felix Diaz, and Jeff Bajenaru are all on the 40-man roster already. Though it could be something as simple as putting Jamie Burke or Ben Davis on the roster.
I don't want to get your hopes up, but the extra spot may be the Sox clearing room for an upcoming trade. That they cleared room on the 40-man signals that it would be a trade that brought multiple players in return. Knowing Kenny Williams, we should expect a move sooner rather than later.
Next on the 40-man chopping block: Joe Borchard