Freddy Garcia has moved into position to start for the White Sox. The question is whether he will start Tuesday when the Sox need a fifth starter, possibly taking over if Jose Contreras should struggle, or provide insurance in September.
BTW, Bartolo Colon is rehabilitating his sore right elbow in Arizona.
Bob Watson? Who dat says Ozzie:
Major League Baseball vice president of discipline Bob Watson issued a warning to the Chicago White Sox and manager Ozzie Guillen over Guillen’s threat to retaliate, but MLB will not suspend or fine Guillen, a source told ESPNChicago.com’s Bruce Levine … “If I see someone hit my player, and I know they hit him on purpose, it’s two guys going down,” Guillen said Sunday. “I don’t care if I get suspended. I rather have me suspended for two games than have my players on the DL for 30 days.”
After watching Jared Mitchell in action for the first time since joining the White Sox organization, one word comes to mind: Patience. … Mitchell provided far more excitement in the field, as you’ll see in the middle of that compilation. He helped out Nevin Griffith by making a diving catch to a slicing liner in right-center in the second inning, and then made another diving catch in the left-center gap to end the fourth inning. …
Jim also has video of Mitchell, reports on Nevin Griffith, Josh Phegley, Daniel Black, Drew O’Neil, Kenny Williams Jr., and a Photo Gallery from the game.
from FutureSox’s Hot & Cold column:
Hot Hitter: Seth Loman
Over his last 7 games Seth Loman is hitting a robust .407 for the Dash with 3 home runs, 2 doubles and a 1.250 OPS. Between two levels this year Loman is hitting .296 with 18 home runs and a .931 OPS. Loman’s attitude has been questioned in the past and supposedly that is why the Angels let him go but he can really hit. Hopefully we see him in a more age appropriate league next season so we can find out if he’s a legitimate prospect or not.