The 23-year-old Madrigal had been coaching on the workforce’s auxiliary web site in Schaumburg, Illinois. Veteran reliever Kelvin Herrera was designated for project to make room on the roster earlier than the opener of a three-game collection at Kansas City.
Madrigal was chosen by Chicago with the fourth total decide within the 2018 draft after a standout collegiate career at Oregon State. He will put on uniform No. 1.
The 5-foot-8 Madrigal hit .311 with 4 homers and 55 RBIs in 120 games over three minor league stops last season, ending the 12 months at Triple-A Charlotte. Known for his bat-to-ball expertise, he had 44 walks and 16 strikeouts within the minors in 2019.
Herrera signed an $18 million, two-year cope with the White Sox in January 2019. He had a 6.14 ERA in 57 appearances in his first 12 months with the workforce. He was charged with 4 runs in two innings in Chicago’s 14-2 loss to Minnesota on Sunday.
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