Carlos Rodon will take Chris Sale’s rotation spot in Cactus League action


White Sox pitching prospect Carlos Rodon will take over for the injured Chris Sale in the starting rotation as his club gets set to enter Cactus League action in spring training. Sale recently suffered an avulsion fracture in his right foot and is expected to miss three weeks.

Rodon, 22, was taken by the White Sox third overall in the first round of the 2014 draft. Though he’s being given an opportunity to showcase his skills, Rodon is very likely to open the season with Triple-A Charlotte. The lefty ascended quickly through the minor league system last year, ending with three starts at Charlotte, but will likely need a bit more time before the White Sox will rely on him at the major league level.

In 24 1/3 combined innings in the minors last season, Rodon posted a 2.96 ERA and a 38/13 K/BB ratio.

Report: Brewers to sign Brock Holt

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers have signed infielder Brock Holt. Contract details are not yet known.

Holt, 31, spent most of the last six years as a part-time player with the Red Sox, playing a little bit of a lot of positions. Last year, he hit .297/.369/.402 with 19 extra-base hits, 31 RBI, and 38 runs scored in 295 plate appearances. He spent a majority of his time at second base but also logged time at first base, shortstop, third base, and both corner outfield spots.

It will be interesting to see how the Brewers deploy Holt. His best chances at playing time would figure to be at third base and shortstop.