And it could very well happen. The Chicago White Sox, who have struggled pitching-wise (they have a 4.43 team earned-run-average), especially with their bullpen this season, might just bring this year's third
pick in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft to the big leagues by September.
Rodon has appeared in eight minor league games (and that's broken up between the Arizona Instructional League, the high-Class A Carolina League, and Triple A) since being drafted in June. He's made five starts in the minors with no complete games. He's given up seven runs, six earned, on 13 hits with ten walks and 31 strikeouts in 19.2 innings.
Rodon makes his final minor-league appearance Saturday with the Charlotte Knights of the Triple A International League. After that, the White Sox (59-72), riding a seven-game losing streak and mired in fourth place in the American League's Central Division, have four options available---bring him to Chicago and let him pitch out of the bullpen; bring him to Chicago and let him work with White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper; they could shut him down for the season; or, they could send him back to the Arizona Instructional League.
Teams will expand their rosters to 40 players by Monday, September 1. Stay tuned.....
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