KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- The Kannapolis Intimidators, Class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, have promoted RHP Tyler Barnette to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday. There is no corresponding move at this time. Barnette, who pitched in college at nearby UNC Charlotte, is 2-8 with a 5.08 ERA in 25 games (11 starts) with Kannapolis.
The White Sox selected Barnette, 22, in the 14th round of the June 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of UNC Charlotte. During his time with the Charlotte 49ers, Barnette was named Atlantic-10 Freshman of the Year in 2011. He made his professional debut last season with Advanced Rookie Bristol and made the Intimidators opening day roster in 2014. After opening this season in the Kannapolis bullpen, Barnette spent two months in the rotation before returning to a relief role. He has a 1.51 ERA in 14 relief appearances with the Intimidators.
Barnette coming off his first save of the season, retiring all seven batters he faced on Friday in Greensboro. In August, he is 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA in four games.
Barnette left Charlotte with a career mark of 18-8 with a 3.37 ERA. The right-hander went 9-2 with a 2.29 ERA during his award-winning freshman season in 2011. In his 235 innings, Barnette limited opponents to a .250 average allowing just 88 earned runs with 148 strikeouts.
*Story courtesy of Josh Feldman, Kannapolis Intimidators