White Sox MiLB Report: Carlos Rodon Pitches Well in Rehab Start

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 02: Carlos Rodon
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 02: Carlos Rodon /

White Sox starter has an impressive outing in his first rehab start as he works to return from shoulder surgery.

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon made his first rehab appearance on Saturday night with Single-A Kannapolis. Rodon pitched five innings for the Intimadators in their win over the Hickory Crawdads.

Rodon is working on returning from arthroscopic surgery he had on his left shoulder in September. The left-handed starter has dealt with various injuries in his short career and last year he didn’t make his season debut until June 28.

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The Sox could use a healthy Rodon in their starting rotation as they rank 29th in MLB with a team ERA of 5.33. On Saturday night, Rodon recorded six strikeouts in his five innings of work and allowed just one earned run against Hickory. Rodon threw 65 total pitches in his rehab start with 42 of them being for strikes.

Kannapolis was able to win its contest against Hickory on Saturday 3-2 in 10 innings. Luis Gonzalez hit a walk-off RBI double to end the game in the 10th inning for the Intimadators. Gonzalez went 2-for-5 on Saturday and is currently hitting .333 with 10 doubles this season for Kannapolis.

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Eloy Jimenez had another big night for Double-A Birmingham on Saturday. The Sox top-ranked prospect went 4-for-4 for the Barons with two doubles. Although the Barons were defeated 7-2 by the Montgomery Biscuits, Jimenez was able to break out of his mini-slump. Jimenez had gone hitless in three of his last four games before Saturday night.

Click links below for box scores:

Columbus Clippers 8-Charlotte Knights 4

Montgomery Biscuits 7-Birmingham Barons 2

Winston-Salem Dash-Down East Wood Ducks PPD

Kannapolis Intimidators 3-Hickory Crawdads 2 F/10