Tuesday evening: Lastings Milledge makes a crucial misplay in Left Field. As a result, two runs score and the Kansas City Royals go on to win an extra innings battle.
Thursday morning: Milledge is demoted to AAA.
We all know the White Sox stress strong defense, and this is surely a clear example of that mindset. If Milledge won’t buy into the team’s approach, they’re making it clear he won’t be playing for the team.
Taking his place on the roster will be RHP Jeff Gray. The veteran reliever has a sub-par 4.91 ERA in 36 relief appearances. Still, he’s much needed after the bullpen has been taxed by back-to-back extra inning games against the Royals.