CHICAGO -- White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hand contusion, the team announced Saturday. Right-hander Hector Noesi, who was claimed off waivers Friday, has taken Gillaspie's spot on the active roster.
Gillaspie had missed the previous four games because of soreness in his left hand. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said before Friday's game Gillaspie was being held out in the hope his hand would improve enough by Saturday's contest vs. the Rays, but it did not.
Noesi, 27, was claimed off waivers from Texas after combining to go 0-0 with a 14.21 ERA (10 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings pitched) and six strikeouts in five relief appearances this season between Seattle and the Rangers. He will wear uniform No. 48.
Gillaspie, 26, has a slash line of .302/.347/.413 in 16 games this season. Marcus Semien will likely continue to play third in his absence.
Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.