Apr 23, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) receives congratulations from manager Robin Ventura (23) after he hit a two run home run in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox made a few moves to their roster on Saturday, with a players coming to the big club, another moving down to Triple-A and one going on the disabled list.
Scott Carroll is also making his MLB debut on Sunday according to the article. In a separate move, RHP Erik Johnson was sent down to Triple-A after his unsuccessful start on Friday night, where he went 1.2 innings, allowing four earned runs.
I don’t understand the move of bringing Noesi to the MLB lineup, especially because of his track record this year. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to bring a pitcher to the MLB roster who has not only been dropped by two other franchises less than a month into this season, but one who has an ERA of 14.21.
Sure, the White Sox bullpen has been more bad than good this season, but tell me how a player who not only other teams have handled easily, but the White Sox themselves have blasted in a game already this season, is supposed to make their bullpen any better?
I don’t understand that move at all. Maybe they will be able fix his pitching problems. We’ll see.
Another move I’m not a huge fan of is moving Johnson back down the minors already after five starts. His good starts to bad starts ratio is 3-2 in favor of bad, but why send him down to Charlotte, and not let him face MLB-level batters?
He’s proven in his two good starts he can pitch at the MLB level. He did have a really bad outing against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, but I just feel he deserves at least one, maybe two, more starts in the majors before he gets sent back down.
Let him work through his problems in the majors, learn from his mistakes and that is how he’ll get better.
Also, whatever happened to putting prospects in the bullpen for a season and grooming them there? Seemed to work before.
In other White Sox news
• Here are some photos from the Chicago Tribune of Saturday’s games vs. Tampa Bay.
• CSN Chicago wrote about Gillaspie’s injury and how he hope rest helps him heal.
• Here are the MLB standings headed into Sunday’s games from MLB.com.
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