CHICAGO –- The injuries keep mounting for the Chicago White Sox, whose players would be better off at this point sitting on the dugout bench covered in bubble wrap.
Adam Dunn was a late scratch Tuesday with a calf strain, although his injury isn’t believed to be serious. Paul Konerko was available to pinch hit, although his left forearm was wrapped after getting hit with a pitch Monday night.
The list of players currently on the disabled list for the White Sox included staff ace Chris Sale, leadoff man Adam Eaton and middle-of-the order threat Avisail Garcia. Also out are Conor Gillaspie, Nate Jones, Jeff Keppinger and Felipe Paulino.
Manager Robin Ventura said Sale came out of his bullpen session Monday feeling fine and another bullpen is planned, but there were no specifics on when it would take place. Sale would still need to advance to a full-speed bullpen before heading out on a minor league rehab assignment.
“He feels good and we’ll just continue to keep going down that path,” Ventura said. “There’s no setback so you continue to just let him kind of go at his pace.”
The White Sox's starting outfield Tuesday was Dayan Viciedo, Alejandro De Aza and Moises Sierra fanned out from left to right. That differed significantly from the Opening Day outfield of De Aza, Eaton and Garcia.
Hector Noesi, who started for the White Sox on Tuesday, is already on his third team this season and converted from reliever to starter because of so many rotation vacancies.