May 29, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Philip Humber (41) walks back to the dugout after he pitched the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

5 Man Rotation Returns


I’m not a fan of a 6-man rotation, but I spoke before about how I saw the wisdom in implementing a modified 6-man, or a 5.5, if you will (you won’t). For the moment, though, that idea is being put to rest as Don Cooper stated on 670 the Score that the White Sox would be moving Philip Humber to the bullpen and going with a standard 5 starter rotation the rest of the way, without much likelihood of spot starts for Humber.

The move brings the total authors of perfect games to not remain a starter for the rest of the season in which they achieved the accomplishment to 1.

With John Danks being done for the year due to surgery, that means the rotation reads as:

Chris Sale
Jake Peavy
Jose Quintana
Francisco Liriano
Gavin Floyd

This is not a poor rotation, folks. Things will be just fine.

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