The Chicago White Sox put out their lineup for their game on Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It is a lineup that had to be adjusted on the fly because of some injuries. For one, they had to make a switch with their starting pitcher.
Michael Kopech was supposed to be the guy but he was put on the Injured List. In his place, they called up Tanner Banks to join the bullpen. It was assumed that the White Sox would send Banks down to call up Davis Martin to be the starter in Kopech’s spot on Saturday.
Instead, the White Sox put Lance Lynn on the bereavement list. As a result, they didn’t need to put Banks back in AAA to get Martin. They also called up Leury Garcia from his rehab assignment in AAA Charlotte while putting Yoan Moncada on the 10-day Injured List.
Most of these moves aren’t ones that help the White Sox but you have to expect that from this team this season. Now, they are ready to play the final two games of the weekend against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
There is one cool part about the Chicago White Sox game on Saturday night.
The cool part about all of this will be seeing Carlos Perez make his first career start as a Major League Baseball player. He will catch Martin who he has gotten to know as a pitcher from their time in AAA with Charlotte.
Perez has been called up ever since Yasmani Grandal was put on the injured list but he was on the bench until getting a pinch-hit at-bat on Friday night. He didn’t get on base with his one at-bat but he got his feet wet in the Major Leagues.
Now it is time to see what he can do in his first start. The White Sox could use a big spark like this. He might not provide much offensively but anything new might be nice for this team based on how things have gone recently.