White Sox activate Yoan Moncada from 10-day DL, set to release Derek Holland

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have activated infielder Yoan Moncada from the 10-day disabled list and requested waivers on left-hander Derek Holland for the purpose of granting his unconditional release.

The White Sox also promoted left-hander Jace Fry from Double-A Birmingham before Tuesday night's game against Cleveland.

Moncada, who is widely regarded as one of baseball's top prospects, was sidelined by a bone contusion on his right shin. The Cuban infielder is batting .188 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 30 games with the White Sox.

"Just to do my job," Moncada said when asked about his goals for the rest of the season. "I don't want to change anything. I just want to keep doing what I'm doing, and the results are going to be there."

The 30-year-old Holland went 7-14 this season with a 6.20 ERA in 29 appearances (26 starts). The left-hander agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with Chicago in December.

"With the young men coming up and him being here, it was going to cut into his usage," Renteria said. "Just basically, that's what it was."

The 24-year-old Fry, a third-round pick in the 2014 draft, went 2-1 with a 2.78 ERA in 33 appearances with the Barons. He had Tommy John surgery twice on his way to the majors.

"I never doubted myself or anything," Fry said. "I knew there'd be tough times, setbacks, pain, whatever it took, but I never really doubted that I'd get to this point. If I ever really doubted myself, then I wouldn't be here right now."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.