Former Biscuits infielder Fernando Cortez has been promoted from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte in the Chicago White Sox organization. Cortez hit .380 in 23 games for the Barons after starting the season in the independent Atlantic League.
Cortez was with Charlotte for the 2008 season. He won't have to wait long to see old friends. The Knights play their next seven games against Norfolk, which features outfielder Joey Gathright, a former Biscuit and friend of Cortez. Charlotte hosts Durham for two games after that.