JPN hearing that Dan Hudson has been promoted to AAA Charlotte and Brian Omogrosso has a torn labrum and is out for the season.
UPDATE: This would be Huson’s 4th minor-league level for 2009. The 22-year old righty is 12-5 with a 2.14 ERA and a 142/25 K/BB ratio on the 3 teams (A, A+, AA) he has played. He’s 7-0 with a 1.57 ERA (0.85 WHIP) with a 64/10 K/BB ratio in AA Birmingham.
Gordon says he’s not ‘The Slayer.’
Oh, here’s the ‘Megan Fox’ article.
Ozzie: “Alexei should be in the lineup the first game against Cle[veland].”
Alexei was testing his ankle in the field, but he won’t return to the #2 spot in the batting order, occupied by Gordon Beckham now, but he will bat 6th or 7th.
The Sox are still missing Bobby Jenks, who has been battling kidney stones. Ozzie initially wasn’t sure when Jenks would be back, but trainer Herm Schneider reports the closer had the remaining stone “blasted out.” Jenks could be ready to pitch Thursday, but more likely Friday.
Ozzie says Jenks will be eased back in when he returns.
Even with the rough start and some struggles learning third base, Beckham has been worth +1.2 wins in 53 games with the White Sox. Calling up the youngster after just two months in the minors has been one of the main reasons the White Sox are still in the AL Central race. If the White Sox fans weren’t sold on their first round pick a year ago, they are now – this kid is the real deal.
Maybe Gordon is among Cameron’s MLB Top 50 Trade Values.
BTW, here are Gordon’s latest: hitting: .316/.376/.503/.879. wOBA: .384. BABIP: .340. Value: $5.2 million.