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White Sox Add Three To 40-Man Roster

The Chicago White Sox today added RHP Anthony Carter and shortstop Eduardo Escobar from Double-A Birmingham and RHP Nate Jones from High-A Winston-Salem to their 40-man roster; with the moves, the 40-man roster stands at 34. Here are some details on the three.

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Carter is 24 and went 1-4 with 22 saves and a 3.92 ERA (25 ER/57.1 IP) and 58 strikeouts in 46 games (two starts) with Birmingham, being named to the SL mid-season All-Star Team in his first season as a reliever. He was also named to the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Team after recording a 3.60 ERA (4 ER/10.0 IP) with three saves and 16 strikeouts in 10 relief appearances in the AFL.

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The 21-year-old Escobar combined to hit .277 (158-570) with 11 triples, six home runs, 61 RBI and 79 runs scored last season in 136 games with Winston-Salem and Birmingham. He was named to the Carolina League mid and postseason All-Star Teams with the Dash and also was cited by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Shortstop in the CL. He also played in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .300 (33-110) with four home runs and 15 RBI in 28 games to earn a spot on the AFL Rising Stars Team.

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Jones is also 24 and was 11-6 with a 4.08 ERA (69 ER/152.1 IP) and 109 strikeouts in 28 starts with Winston-Salem in 2010, his first season working exclusively as a starter. He's played four seasons in the Sox minor-league system after being selected in the fifth round of the 2007 draft out of Northern Kentucky University.