When D.J. Carrasco reports to Spring Training with the White Sox sometime in mid-February, 2010, the right-hander is hoping for a chance to compete for the final spot in the team’s starting rotation.
Carrasco thought there might be an early opportunity to make his case for that job on Monday, as Ozzie Guillen announced before Saturday’s 13-3 victory over the Royals that Carrasco would be replacing Gavin Floyd and his sore left hip for this spot start. But there was Carrasco, pitching two scoreless innings of relief on Saturday, helping protect Jake Peavy’s first American League win in his first American League start.
Despite Carrasco throwing only 20 pitches, Guillen said after the game that he will not start against the Twins. That job now will now fall to one of two rookies: Daniel Hudson or Carlos Torres.
“I told the coaches, ‘I don’t care about Monday if we don’t win today,'” said Guillen as to why he turned to Carrasco to pitch the seventh and eighth innings with a four-run lead. …
September 20, 2009
Monday’s starter: Daniel Hudson or Carlos Torres
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