White Sox recall Jake Burger from IL ahead of Astros game

The Chicago White Sox reinstated infielder Jake Burger from the 10-day injured list in advance of Sunday's game against the visiting Houston Astros.

In a corresponding move, the White Sox optioned catcher Carlos Perez to Triple-A Charlotte.

Burger had been on the injured list since May 4 due to a strained left oblique. On the season, he is hitting .224 but has blasted seven home runs -- good for second on the team -- and has 14 RBIs in 23 games.

He was in the starting lineup on Sunday, batting seventh as the designated hitter.

Perez was 1-for-4 in three games with the White Sox after his May 7 recall from Charlotte.