Against Seattle right-hander Michael Pineda, Alejandro De Aza will make the start in right field, while Alex Rios starts in center. Rios has had a rough season, but hit the ball hard in Friday’s victory against the Mariners.
No longer a third baseman, the White Sox did have Viciedo playing some first base of late at Triple-A Charlotte, seeing 11 games of action there. But Adam Dunn was at first base Saturday while Paul Konerko was the designated hitter.
With a whirlwind travel schedule just to get to Seattle from North Carolina, Viciedo will be a spectator in the early going but could be called upon in the late innings to pinch hit.
The 22-year old was batting .297 at Triple-A with .365 on-base percentage and a .492 slugging percentage. He had 20 home runs and 78 RBIs, which ranked fourth in the International League.
The White Sox’s lineup for Saturday night’s game at Seattle: Juan Pierre LF, De Aza RF, Konerko DH, Rios CF, Alexei Ramirez SS, Dunn 1B, Tyler Flowers C, Brent Morel 3B, Gordon Beckham 2B. John Danks is the starting pitcher.