Sale soon could join the White Sox
The White Sox will have to make a roster move in between games of today’s doubleheader in order to bring up expected Game 2 starter, Carlos Torres, from Triple-A Charlotte. That temporary odd man out figures to be left-handed reliever Erick Threets, with the White Sox not needing to go with 13 pitchers, although Threets is out of options.
But with Torres being unavailable for the next four games after his start, the White Sox basically will be down to 11 pitchers and need another arm. They also will be left with one southpaw, in Matt Thornton, so they could dip to Charlotte for a left-hander and send Torres back, as they did with Lucas Harrell after last Friday’s victory.
Randy Williams, who started the season with the White Sox, could come back to the South Siders. Don’t be surprised, though, if Chris Sale, the team’s top pick from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft and 13th selection overall, is promoted.
Sale has been dominant since being moved to Charlotte, fanning 15 over 6 1/3 innings. The White Sox believe he can help out of the bullpen this season, and with a spot open on the 40-man roster, Sale could start helping this week in Detroit.