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

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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.