Friday, June 22, 2012

Phil Humber To The DL, Kosuke Fukudome DFA'd

Well it had been a pretty boring news cycle for the White Sox since the Cubs series, but it seems the team felt it was time to give us all something to talk about besides attendance.

The White Sox announced on Friday that they had placed Phil Humber on the disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain. The team called up Brian Bruney to take his place on the roster.

Which means that Dylan Axelrod, who was recently called up in favor of Zach Stewart, is in line to be starting the Sox starting rotation for the time being. Which means that with John Danks out for at least another month or so, the Sox rotation is now Sale, Peavy, Floyd, Jose Quintana and Dylan Axelrod.

I think this news also answers the question of whether or not Zach Stewart's start on Monday was an audition.

The Sox announced that Stewart would get the start after Phil Humber's last start, which tells me the Sox were waiting to see what the status of Humber's elbow would be, not just getting Chris Sale and Jake Peavy some added rest.

The other surprise the Sox announced today is that they have designated Kosuke Fukudome for assignment. It appears the Sox are quite pleased with what they've seen from Jordan Danks since he was called up.

I speculated on Twitter the other day that every hit Jordan Danks got made Brent Lillibridge more and more expendable.

I was wrong.

It appears that the Sox appreciate Lillibridge's versatility and don't want to say goodbye to him, even though he has struck out in 36% of his plate appearances.

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