The White Sox have made a flurry of moves in the past couple of days that shook up the pitching on the team temporarily.
Javy Guerra: Returned from injury rehabilitation assignment at Charlotte, reinstated from 15-day disabled list and designated for assignment
— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) May 6, 2015
It has been confirmed by the team that after a trip to the 15-day disabled list in early april, Javy Guerra has been designated for assignment. Guerra had a 17.18 ERA in 4 appearances while on his rehab stint with the Charlotte Knights, the White Sox Triple-A affiliate. Guerra was claimed off waivers last year, and had a 2.91 ERA in 42 games for the club. Because he was already on the DL, there is nobody replacing him on the 25-man roster. The bullpen now consists of Scott Carroll, Zach Duke, Dan Jennings, Zach Putnam, Jake Petricka, David Robertson, and Carlos Rodon.
Speaking of Rodon, he will be making a spot start this coming Saturday against the Reds, after Jeff Samardzija decided to drop his appeal to the suspension from this brawl that happened with the Kansas City Royals a couple of weeks ago. He will start his 5-game suspension tonight and will be able to rejoin the team when they visit Milwaukee next Monday. Chris Sale, who was also suspended 5 games, is pitching tonight and will likely drop the appeal tomorrow and will rejoin the team next Tuesday.
While it is unclear what Rodon’s future will be after the spot start, John Danks and Hector Noesi may begin having to pitch for their spot in the rotation depending on the success that Rodon has.
Matt Albers, who is currently on the DL, had surgery to fix a bone in his finger that was not healing correctly. It will be an additional 6-8 weeks of recovery.