Rough night: White Sox pitcher has car stolen after being demoted

An unfortunate White Sox pitcher ended up with his car stolen.
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Chicago White Sox pitcher Scott Carroll was expected to be called up to the majors when rosters expanded on Sept. 1. He wasn’t called up then, but the team did bring him up on Wednesday. He’d been up and down between the majors and Triple-A all year so an early call-up was expected.

But when Carroll finally got back to Chicago, he received an unwelcome surprise –his car was missing. ESPN’s Doug Padilla has more . . .

Carroll admitted that he parked his car on the streets of Chicago after he was sent down to Triple-A Charlotte in early August. His hope was that he would be recalled to the White Sox when rosters initially expanded in September, so he left his car behind figuring he could pick it up later.

He received a double-whammy, though, when he was not only left off the call-up list, but then couldn’t find his car when he came to pick it up.

Well . . . that’s not good.

Carroll also did his due diligence, calling several tow yards to no avail and also giving out his license plate number.

“[It was] stolen near Wicker Park off of Damen Avenue, so if anyone knows of a Cadillac Escalade driving around there, that would help out,” Carroll said. “I was gone in Charlotte the whole time, and it was stolen while I was gone. I came back to get my stuff and drive back home, and it was gone.”

The 30-year-old Carroll made his major league debut last season with the White Sox, making 19 starts and seven relief appearances while posting a 4.80 ERA. He’s pitched out of the bullpen 13 times this yearand has a 3.41 ERA in 29 innings. Hopefully he’s able to find his car and it will be intact.

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