Chicago White Sox — as of April 13, 2017

2017/04/15

Up:

     Matt Davidson, DH/3B: April 13 – Matt Davidson is off to a good start and is pushing for more playing time, primarily in place of Cody Asche at DH. However, he also filled in at 3B when Todd Frazier had a bout of the flu.

     Omar Narvaez, C: Apr 13 – With Geovany Soto on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, Omar Narvaez should have the lead role at Catcher all to himself. Previously, it looked like they were going to split time behind the dish. Kevan Smith has been called up from the minors to serve as his backup.

     Avasail Garcia, OF: April 13 – Off to a hot start, Avasail Garcia is starting to move up the Batting Order a bit, seeing more time in the fifth and sixth spots.

     Leury Garcia, OF/2B: April 13 – With Charlie Tilson on the DL and Jacob May off to a slow start, Leury Garcia is starting to see a little time in CF. He’s started 3 of the White Sox 8 games there.

Down:

     Cody Asche, DH: April 13 – Cody Asche may start to lose a bit of playing time at DH to Matt Davidson, as Davidson’s hot start puts pressure on the team to find him more opportunities. He filled in for Todd Frazier at 3B for a few games but Frazier will soon be over the flu, leaving Davidson in a competition with Asche.

     Jacob May, OF: April 13 – Initially, it looked like Jacob May would see the bulk of the time in CF while Charlie Tilson was out with a stress fracture in his right foot. However, May got off to a rough start and now appears to be losing some playing time to Leury Garcia. May has started only 5 of the White Sox 8 games to date.

In:

     Kevan Smith, C: April 13 – With Geovany Soto on the DL, the White Sox called up Kavan Smith to take his place and backup Omar Narvaez behind the plate.

     Dylan Covey, SP: April 13 – Dylan Covey is taking the rotation spot of Carlos Rodon, who’s expected to be on the DL until mid-May. However, the team was able to skip him the first time through and he’s now scheduled to make his debut on Saturday, April 15.

     Tommy Kahnle, RP: Apr 6 – 10:41 AM (Rotoworld) — White Sox recalled RHP Tommy Kahnle from Triple-A Charlotte. He’s taking Jake Petricka’s (lat) spot in the bullpen.

Out:

     Geovany Soto, C: Apr 13 – 11:53 AM (Rotoworld) — White Sox placed C Geovany Soto on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

The severity of the injury is unclear. Kevan Smith has been promoted to the major league level in a corresponding roster move and figures to split time behind the plate with Omar Narvaez.

To this point in the season, it had looked like Soto and Narvaez were going to split time at Catcher.

     Charlie Tilson, OF: Apr 2 – 1:35 PM (Rotoworld) — White Sox placed OF Charlie Tilson on the 10-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his right foot.

Tilson will have to remain in a walking boot for a few more weeks before he can hopefully be cleared for baseball activities. There’s no timetable for his return.

     Carlos Rodon, SP: Apr 2 – 1:34 PM (Rotoworld) — White Sox placed LHP Carlos Rodon on the 10-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis.

Rodon doesn’t have an structural damage but the White Sox are obviously going to proceed extra cautiously with their young left-hander. He’ll rest for the next couple weeks before being re-evaluated. Dylan Covey will fill in for Rodon in the rotation.

     Jake Petricka, RP: Apr 6 – 10:40 AM (Rotoworld) — White Sox placed RHP Jake Petricka on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, with a strained left lat. It’s unclear how long he’ll be sidelined, but it’s an injury that typically requires longer than a minimum DL stay.

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