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Friday, June 17, 2011
White Sox to stick with six-man rotation

By Doug Padilla

Jake Peavy's impressive rehab outing at Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday night has the White Sox pretty much convinced to go with their six-man rotation at least until the All-Star break.

Peavy pitched six scoreless innings, allowing two hits while recording nine strikeouts. He didn’t allow a walk while throwing 78 pitches. Peavy is currently on the disabled list with a mild strain of his right groin.

Manager Ozzie Guillen told reporters before Friday’s interleague game at Arizona the White Sox are still undecided if Peavy will return to the White Sox on Tuesday or go back to Charlotte for another rehab outing.

When Peavy does return, the six-man rotation will apparently be renewed even though Guillen has said that he wanted to return to a five-man starting staff.

“We [talked about] a lot of things,” Guillen said. “The easiest thing is to go with six. I don’t know who I would move out of the rotation. Everybody is throwing good. I think most likely we will go to six. I don’t know. We tried to figure it out but we might go back to six all the way to the All-Star Game.”

The All-Star break is just over three weeks away. After the series against the Diamondbacks the White Sox will face the Cubs (twice) and the Nationals, Rockies, Royals and Twins before the break begins July 11.