Posts tagged "Charlotte Knights"

Matt Thornton can't stop righties, and other things to remember

Matt Thornton can't stop righties, and other things to remember
Notice a trend, perchance? We had a nice little peak there–far longer than the average peak for a reliever–and now Thornton has slid all the way back to where he was just a wide-eyed 31 year-old, not yet learned in The Way of Coop. One could hate the sinner–and Thornton has done himself no favors... Read more »

Carlos Sanchez is (on) the Gordon Beckham plan

Carlos Sanchez is (on) the Gordon Beckham plan
White Sox minor league infielder Carlos Sanchez has been promoted to AAA Charlotte after 30 games in AA Birmingham, where he had been promoted to this same season after 92 games at High-A Winston-Salem.  This is shocking and not shocking. It’s shocking because Sanchez only turned 20 in June, and was already one of the... Read more »

Life without Paulie

Life without Paulie
Fitting in with his seemingly gradual recovery from concussion symptoms, Paul Konerko has been placed on the special 7-day DL that exists just for that injury. The 7-day concussion DL is an odd one.  It’s not retroactive for missed time, so Konerko is not eligible to return until next Friday.  Also, there was significant reference... Read more »
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Pre-game notes: Things found inside John Danks' shoulder

Pre-game notes: Things found inside John Danks' shoulder
After a day spent under the knife, John Danks was declared to be a successful recipient of shoulder surgery. But since that’s a blanket description, the details are that Danks underwent a successful procedure to “repair a capsular tear and minor debridements of the rotator cuff and biceps in his left shoulder.”  On the strength... Read more »

An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted

An interesting time for Hector Santiago to get demoted
Francisco Liriano and Rey Olmedo being added to the roster meant that someone needed to exit from the bullpen to make room for Philip Humber, even if he’ll probably never actually sit down there. With the bullpen holding two semi-effective lefty rookies, Leyson Septimo and Hector Santiago seemed to be the two men at risk,... Read more »

Notes came in with the breeze, on Sunday morning

Notes came in with the breeze, on Sunday morning
The recently-traded-for reliever Brett Myers should be available for Sunday’s game.  In turn, the Charlotte Knights are actually getting some help from the Sox in the form of Dylan Axelrod, who was optioned in turn. Axelrod racked up a 5.63 ERA in his ten appearances with the big club, but delivered memorable quality starts in... Read more »
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Robin's cry for help

Ventura’s use of Leyson Septimo was disappointing, but imagine how he feels every time he stares into the bullpen.  Click the title to follow the link to my post on Southside Showdown.

Jhan Marinez is the corresponding move

Jhan Marinez is the corresponding move
Deunte Heath being sent down to AAA right before the All-Star break dropped the roster count down to 24, and Philip Humber is set to take his roster spot for a start on Tuesday. But that’s Tuesday.  It is presently Friday.  Philip Humber is of no use this weekend. Hence, Jhan Marinez. Marinez is yet... Read more »

Morning notes: While you were sleeping, everyone got added to the All-Star Team

Morning notes: While you were sleeping, everyone got added to the All-Star Team
As is the typical reward for finishing 2nd in the Last Man Vote, Jake Peavy has been added to the AL All-Star team as an injury replacement.  The reason for Peavy’s addition is almost a caricature of All-Star Game injury cop-outs: C.J. Wilson has a blister on his middle finger. In any case, Jake Peavy... Read more »
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Crain to DL, Heath up, and the plights of other unhealthy pitches

Crain to DL, Heath up, and the plights of other unhealthy pitches
Jesse Crain Jesse Crain is headed to the disabled list with shoulder tightness that is being emphasized as not indicative of structural damage.  This injury has been getting minimized for almost a week now, and John Danks is still on the disabled list for the bit of shoulder tightness he felt, but cynicism aside, Crain could still... Read more »