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White Sox recall Erik Johnson from Charlotte

Johnson is recalled to take J.B. Shuck's spot on the roster.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

After Carlos Rodon's ⅓ of an inning start last night, the White Sox sent J.B. Shuck to Charlotte to recall a pitcher today.  That pitcher is Erik Johnson.

The fact that Johnson was recalled is a bit surprising.  Last week, when presented with the chance to recall a reliever, the White Sox brought up Michael Ynoa.  Instead, the Sox have recalled a pitcher that has had a total of three relief appearances in his career.

Before signing Mat Latos, Johnson had been in line for a starting job this season.  Instead of making it a competition, Johnson returned to his 2014 form and instead returned to Charlotte for a third season.  In two starts so far, he's given up five runs in 10⅔ for a 4.22 ERA. Fortunately, he's been able to find some of his control back and has only walked three while striking out 12 for a 3.05 FIP.

For now, there's been no news on how the Sox plan on using Johnson, but this might be the end of John Danks as a starter with the White Sox.