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Cuban OF Oscar Colas Optioned On Thursday After One Game

 Matt Tallarini  |    Apr 12th, 2024 3:32pm EDT

A general view of the logo of the Chicago White Sox during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 23, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Cuban-born outfielder Oscar Colas was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte from the Chicago White Sox on April 11, the team website reported on their transaction page.

Colas had one at-bat on Wednesday night against the Cleveland Guardians on the road and pinch hit for starting catcher Korey Lee in the top of the eighth inning and grounded out to second base in a 7-6 loss in 10 innings.

Colas, 25, was born in La Habana, Cuba, and made his Major League Baseball debut on March 30, 2023, on the road against the Houston Astros. MLBpipeline.com ranked him No. 2 in the White Sox organization during the 2023 season.

In spring training, Colas batted .150 playing in 11 games with 22 plate appearances, with three hits, one double, one RBI, two walks, and eight strikeouts.

Colas played in eight games with Triple-A Charlotte to begin the 2024 season with 32 plate appearances, hitting .321 and recording nine hits, two doubles, one home run, four RBI, three walks, and four strikeouts before being called up to the White Sox.

Last season, Colas played 75 games in his first MLB season and batted .216 with 263 plate appearances. He had 53 hits, nine doubles, five home runs, 19 RBI, 12 walks, 71 strikeouts, and a .571 OPS.

He also played in 54 games with Triple-A Charlotte in 2023 and hit .272 in 238 plate appearances with 58 hits, 14 doubles, nine home runs, 29 RBI, 22 walks, 53 strikeouts, and a .809 OPS.

Colas played in 117 games with High-A Winston-Salem, Double-A Birmingham, and Triple-A Charlotte in the 2022 season. He batted .314 in all three levels with 526 plate appearances and racked 151 hits, 24 doubles, four triples, 23 home runs, 79 RBI, 38 walks, 120 strikeouts, and a .895 OPS.

Colas was selected to play in the 2022 Futures Game at Dodger Stadium and was nominated as the MiLB.Com Organization All-Star for the White Sox in the same season.

Colas played in Japan before signing with the White Sox organization and also played in Cuba’s Serie Nacional for his hometown club, Avispas de Santiago de Cuba, where he played in 23 games, batting .279 with 95 plate appearances, recording 22 hits, slashing four home runs, and driving 11 RBI as a 17-year-old in the 2016-17 season.

Colas played in seven games of the Pacific League Nippon Professional Baseball season after being called up on Aug. 18, 2019, making 21 plate appearances and notching five hits, one home run, and two RBI during the latter part of the season.

On Jan. 25, 2022, Colas signed with the Chicago White Sox with a bonus contract worth $2.7 million.