The Chicago White Sox made a handful of transactions before their game on Wednesday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins. Of course, these transactions will mostly be looked at because of the way they affect the Field of Dreams game in Iowa on Thursday. This is a big event on the MLB calendar and the White Sox wants to have a good showing.
The big news is that Carlos Rodon is hitting the IL with left shoulder fatigue. His stint there is retroactive to August 8th. Of course, he was named to be the starter of the Field of Dreams game which was a great honor for him. However, having him ready to go for the postseason is the most important thing for everybody involved.
He is going to be fine but they are clearly being cautious with him as they get ready for October. Matt Foster is going to be the one that is called up in his place. Once Rodon is back to feeling 100 percent, he should be good to go. The way that he dominated the Chicago Cubs on Saturday is a great sign that his stuff is just fine.
In his place for the Field of Dreams game will be Lance Lynn. He is the perfect guy to have to replace Rodon as he has been Chicago’s best pitcher this season. He is the clear frontrunner for the Cy Young Award in the American Lague and deserves this. He was supposed to go on Wednesday but this news pushed him back a day and the White Sox are using Reynaldo Lopez to start against the Twins.
The Chicago White Sox certainly has a lot going on as they head to Iowa.
Tony La Russa is going to miss the Field of dreams game due to a death in the family. This is unfortunate for him as this was probably something that he was looking forward to but he will be with his family in Floirda. With the day off on Friday, he is sure to be ready to go for the rest of the Yankees series on Saturday in Chicago. Miguel Cairo will manage in his spot for the one game.
There is a bit of good news that came in this report as well. Yasmani Grandal is starting his rehab assignment now. He has been sent to Birmingham to begin. Grandal’s injury has recovered rather quickly and his return will pretty much complete the White Sox lineup when he is back. It is exciting to think about what that might look like when it happens. This is a lot of information but some big fun is ahead this weekend with the trip to Iowa.