Apr 6, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale (49) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Sale and Adam Eaton rehab stints will now come today, instead of yesterday, due to a rainout on Thursday in North Carolina. As for the big club, the Chicago White Sox begin a three-game series in Houston against the Astros.
The Knights wrote on their official web site the following about the rehab start:
"“White Sox LHP Chris Sale will make his Major League rehab start with the Knights in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader. Sale, who was scheduled to start Thursday’s game, is currently on Chicago’s 15-day disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in his left arm.”"
As I wrote yesterday, I’m nervous for Sale in this first rehab start for the fact all of the injuries suffered so far this season by other pitchers, season-ending injuries at that. Just makes me worry about Sale, but I’m a worrier when it comes to the heath of the White Sox pitchers.
We also can’t forget about Eaton’s rehab in Charlotte either. His return to the White Sox starting lineup, at the top of the order (and in centerfield), can’t come soon enough. Though some players are starting to turn the corner in the batting order, there is just something missing with this team, and maybe it is the energy of Eaton that can help make this team play with a little more passion.
Eaton could possibly return to the White Sox on Sunday.
In other White Sox news:
• Here is a Chicago Tribune preview to the White Sox at Astros series.
• ESPN Chicago writes that held is on the way for the White Sox in Sale and Eaton.
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