White Sox slugger Mark Teahen was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 31) with a fractured right middle finger that the third baseman injured while fielding a ground ball in the third inning on Sunday at Tampa Bay.
To replace Teahen in the lineup, Chicago has called up Brent Lillibridge from Class AAA Charlotte. The 26-year-old Lillibridge was hitting .270 (50-185) with four home runs, 16 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 48 games with Charlotte this season. He also ranked second in the International League in steals.
Lillibridge appeared in 46 games with the White Sox in 2009, hitting .158 (15-95) with no home runs, three RBI and six stolen bases. He played in 23 games at second base, 12 in center field, seven at shortstop and one at third.
There is no indication if Lillibridge or Jayson Nix, who hit a grand slam on Sunday after replacing the injured Teahen, will be in tonight’s starting lineup.