WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Chicago White Sox announced Sunday that infielder Carlos Sanchez, who was a critical piece of Winston-Salem's historic 2012 club, has been promoted to the big leagues for the first time in his career.
Sanchez played 92 games with the Dash in 2012, and he led the Carolina League with a .315 batting average to go along with one home run, 42 RBIs and 58 runs scored. During that campaign, Sanchez earned a promotion to Double-A Birmingham on July 21, where he hit .370 in 30 games with the Barons. This success prompted a late-season jump to Triple-A Charlotte. He also represented the Dash and White Sox in the All-Star Futures Game that summer.
The 2012 Dash squad finished the season with an 87-51-1 record, which was the best among the 120 clubs in full-season Minor League Baseball. This was also the second-best mark in the 101 seasons of baseball in Winston-Salem. With Sanchez on the roster, Winston boasted a record of 59-38-1 (.608).
Thanks to Sanchez's promotion, Winston-Salem has graduated 21 alumni to Major League Baseball since becoming the Dash prior to the 2009 season. All but one of these players made their debut with the White Sox.
Prior to his promotion, the Maracay, Venezuela, native was hitting .291 with five homers and 42 RBIs with Triple-A Charlotte. He just turned 22 years old on June 29. Sanchez takes the roster spot of right-hander Andre Rienzo, a fellow Dash alumnus, who will head back to Triple-A Charlotte.