White Sox claim 1B McDade from Cleveland

The Chicago White Sox have claimed first baseman Mike McDade off

waivers from Cleveland.

The White Sox made the move Tuesday and optioned him to Triple-A

Charlotte.

McDade turns 24 on Wednesday. The switch-hitter batted .230 with

seven RBIs for Triple-A Columbus.

The White Sox also transferred righty Gavin Floyd to the 60-day

disabled list. Floyd had season-ending elbow surgery Tuesday in New

York to repair the ulnar collateral ligament and a torn flexor

muscle. He is expected to miss 14 to 19 months.

Also, outfielder Dayan Viciedo and lefty John Danks began

rehabilitation assignments with Charlotte. Viciedo has been out

because of a strain on his left side and Danks is recovering from

shoulder surgery.