White Sox: Carlos Rodon Making Progress, Timetable Still Unknown
White Sox left hander Carlos Rodon is making progress. He threw his fourth simulated game Monday and told Scott Merkin he feels close to normal.
Carlos Rodon continues to rehab from biceps bursitis in Arizona and he may be feeling close to normal. Scott Merkin reports the lefty has thrown in four simulated games but is starting to feel frustrated. The 24-year-old is a key piece in the Chicago White Sox rebuild, so it’s important they go slowly with him.
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It’s definitely understandable the left hander would be feeling frustrated. He told Merkin he thought he would miss a couple weeks and be back by May. This wasn’t the case but it appears he could be back soon.
That would give a huge lift to the White Sox pitching staff. Outside of Derek Holland and most recently Jose Quintana , everyone is struggling. The injury to James Shields also hurt this team.
It’s alarming when a guy this young is already having arm troubles. But hopefully this is just a minor setback and he will be back to his normal self. The injury shouldn’t discount his importance to this club. He could still be a top of the rotation pitcher for years to come. That’s exactly what this team envisioned when they drafted him.
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A healthy Rodon will help this team greatly. It would be nice if he were able to come back now as the starting rotation needs more depth. He looked really good towards the end of last season and there’s no reason he can’t continue that trend when he’s healthy.