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The Chicago White Sox sent Kenny Williams outright to Vancouv

July 28, 1988

CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago White Sox sent Kenny Williams outright to Vancouver of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League Wednesday to make room for catcher Carlton Fisk, who is preparing to return after being sidelined May 11 with a broken right hand.

Williams, mired in an 0-for-18 slump and batting just .170, slammed a chair, swore and was visibly upset after being told by general manager Larry Himes that he was being sent down.

″We gave Kenny a lot of chances and it was obvious that he was not doing the job for us,″ Himes said.

″Kenny came out of spring training hurt, we tried him at third base unsuccessflly, and he was swinging at too many bad pitches,″ added Himes.

″We obviously need more right-handed power, and we hope Kenny can adjust and make it back to the big leagues,″ Hines said. ″Last year, Kenny did a good job, but this year, his .170 batting average and only 22 RBI in 53 games was just not good enough.″

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