The White Sox are pushing back Carlos Rodón’s next start, as he deals with fatigue and soreness. Manager Tony La Russa said he hopes Rodón will be able to pitch against the Red Sox next weekend.
“But there are no guarantees there,” La Russa said Sunday. “When he doesn’t feel right, it’s impossible to push it. You don’t dare even think of that. We do miss him in the rotation.”
Without Rodón, Dallas Keuchel and Reynaldo López are scheduled to start Wednesday and Thursday at Oakland, on regular rest. The Monday off day allows the White Sox to skip Rodón without calling in a replacement.
The rotation is already short-handed, with Lance Lynn (right knee inflammation) and Lucas Giolito (strained left hamstring) on the 10-day injured list. The White Sox have not yet named a starter for Tuesday’s series opener against the A’s, but La Russa said right-hander Jimmy Lambert will ‘very likely’ be recalled.