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White Sox could call up Rodon this season

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 08 2014 12:25:23 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 08 2014 12:25:23 PM CDT

The Chicago White Sox could call up No. 3 overall draft pick Carlos Rodon this season.

Rodon, a left-handed pitcher out of North Carolina State, made his high Single-A Winston-Salem debut on Thursday. He threw three scoreless innings at Potomac, allowing two hits, one walk and struck out three.

In five minor league appearances overall (two starts), Rodon has a 4.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, nine strikeouts and four walks in nine innings.

White Sox ace Chris Sale made his major-league debut in 2010, the same year he was drafted. There is speculation that Rodon may follow the same route.

However, manager Robin Ventura would not add to the rumors.

"I'm not even going down that far," Ventura said, according to MLB.com. "We are concerned about what's going on right here. If they say he's pitching well enough to come up, then the more the merrier at this point."

If Rodon is called up, it would likely come in September when rosters can expand to 40 players. He has a future as a starter but has been pitching out of the bullpen to manage his throwing load. He would also likely work as a reliever, initially, if he joins the big league club.

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