Category: Injuries

6th starters, assemble!

6th starters, assemble!
It’s just another day in bizarro-land, where Jake Peavy and Chris Sale sit 1-2 for the White Sox team lead in innings, and middle rotation members struggle to keep all of their muscles in working order.  At present, the following issues are at the forefront. Gavin Floyd underwent an MRI on his right elbow Thursday that... Read more »

Saturday smatterings

Saturday smatterings
The White Sox can still beat the Mariners (22 out of the last 26), so in some degree, the status quo remains alive and well, in spite of last night. The completion of the supersonic mega-deal between the Dodgers and Red Sox has the baseball word aflutter.  The Red Sox sent a quater of a... Read more »

Alejandro Anxiety

Alejandro Anxiety
After a mere three games missed while on the active roster–seriously, check out the madness going on with Denard Span—Alejandro De Aza is headed to the DL for whatever is causing his oblique soreness.  Comcast Sports Net keeps pairing the announcement with the clip of De Aza bellyflopping onto 2nd base Friday night.  It looks... Read more »
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Pre-game Ouch Update - Everyone spent Saturday night in an ice tub

Pre-game Ouch Update - Everyone spent Saturday night in an ice tub
It’s mid-August, and everyone’s banged-up. The White Sox are old, and that doesn’t help, but most of the regulars have played over 100 games (A.J.’s stuck on 99, but everyone agrees that catching full-time is essentially self-mutilation).  Playing in Saturday night’s slop-fest probably didn’t help anyone. Improbably, Paul Konerko is fine after spending the minimum... 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 »

Konerko's head case

Konerko's head case
Just when White Sox injuries were becoming easy and projectable in their recovery times (‘John Danks will be ready by Spring Training’, ‘Kevin Youkilis needs to rest his knee just one game’), we get hit with this. Or, more literally, Paul Konerko was hit in the side of the head with an incidental elbow from Jerome... Read more »
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Don't test the bench

Don't test the bench
It’s difficult to quantify an effective bench, especially offensively.  Chances are that in this offense environment, a team with a cadre of effective hitters not getting regular at-bats is simply poorly managed. Moreover, while the plate appearances that the White Sox have given to Brent Morel, Orlando Hudson, Brent Lillibridge, Eduardo Escobar, Kosuke Fukudome, Jordan... Read more »

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 »

Forget that six-man rotation

Forget that six-man rotation
Per the usual method of announcing managing directives, Don Cooper let it be known via his radio show on 670 AM The Score that the White Sox would be kicking Philip Humber out of the rotation and out to the pen, ending the six-man arrangement after one turn. And so begins the debate; is the... Read more »
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Morning notes: White Sox will give this 'winning streak' thing a try

Morning notes: White Sox will give this 'winning streak' thing a try
A casual glance at the standings gives the impression that something like a crucial August series is taking place this weekend.  The Angels–still a heavy favorite to end their season in October with a wild card berth safely in tow–head into town fresh off a split with the Rangers where their bullpen allowed 11 runs... Read more »