March 2, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Emmanuel Burriss (78) steals second base in front of Chicago White Sox shortstop Marcus Semien (83) in the fifth inning during a spring training game at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Semien promoted to Triple-A Charlotte Knights

The Chicago White Sox have promoted minor league shortstop Marcus Semien from Double-A Birmingham Barons to Triple-A Charlotte Knights.

Semien, 22, batted .290 with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs for the Barons. Since July 24, he has had two four-hit games and one three-hit game.

Semien recorded a .273 average in 418 at-bats with 31 2Bs, 14 HRs, 59 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases with Class A-Advanced Winston-Salem Dash in 2012 and a .253 average in 229 at-bats with, three home runs, and 26 RBIs in 2011 with Class A Kannapolis Intimidators.

Semien was originally drafted by the White Sox in the 34th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of St. Mary’s High School in Berkeley, California. He was again drafted in the 6th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the White Sox. He choose not to sign and attend the University of California, Berkeley where his dad played football in the early 90’s.

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