White Sox ace Mark Buehrle will make two more starts before the All-Star break and start the second half of the season July 17 against Baltimore.
The decision was made two days before the American League All-Star roster will be announced. The left-hander, who is 8-2 with a 3.09 ERA, has a chance to make the AL squad. If he’s selected, the Sox have the option of adjusting their rotation for the second half.
The rotation is set up so left-hander John Danks, Gavin Floyd and Buehrle will face Minnesota next weekend. …
UPDATE: Con Cooper doesn’t like the idea of Buehrle pitching in the All-Star game after his Sunday start:
Yesterday I kept hearing 21. Today I read in SI/CNN that:
Chapman pitched for Cuba during the World Baseball Classic in March, where he posted a 5.68 ERA in 6 1/3 innings. Reports during that tournament listed Chapman’s age as 26.
White Sox slugger Carlos Quentin left his teammates Friday to start a minor league rehabilitation assignment. Quentin’s destination wasn’t revealed yet, but his locker stall at Kauffman Stadium was empty.
Quentin hasn’t played since tearing a tendon in his left foot on May 25. …
Cowley writes Quentin will be headed to Charlotte.
Ozzie says the biggest test for Quentin will be running, starting and stopping.