Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the White Sox will promote pitching prospect Carlos Rodon on Monday. They will have him work out of the bullpen.
Rodon, 22, was taken by the White Sox in the first round (3rd overall) in the 2014 draft. He joined the White Sox for spring training and performed well, posting a 3.06 ERA with a 21/5 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 Cactus League innings. Despite the injury to starter Chris Sale which delayed his start to the season, the White Sox had Rodon start the season with Triple-A Charlotte.
With Charlotte, Rodon has allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and four walks with 13 strikeouts in 10 innings.
Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has been placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation, the club revealed Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to August 14. In a corresponding roster move, right-handed reliever Ryan Brasier was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.
It’s an alarming development for the 30-year-old ace, who has been remarkably injury-free after dealing with a lingering case of shoulder inflammation last summer. While he hasn’t replicated the career-high results he delivered over the last two seasons, he still leads Red Sox pitchers with 3.6 fWAR and will head to the IL with a 6-11 record in 25 starts, a 4.40 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, and league-best 13.3 SO/9 through 147 1/3 innings. A timetable has not been given for his return, nor has the severity of his injury been disclosed. Per Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, Sale has been experiencing pain in his elbow since Wednesday and will undergo further evaluation in the days to come.
Brasier, 31, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in mid-July after pitching to mixed results in the majors. He currently holds a 4.46 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, and 8.0 SO/9 with the Red Sox, though his results in Triple-A — one run, one walk, and 13 strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings — suggest that he might be capable of even sharper results when he rejoins the big league club.