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White Sox to give Carlos Rodon extra rest

5/22/2015

CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox rookie Carlos Rodon, who has struggled with his command in three starts, will be skipped the next time through the rotation, according to manager Robin Ventura.

Hector Noesi, who has made four starts this season, will be moved back into the rotation for Monday’s game at Toronto.

“We’ll be able to give Rodon that time to give him a stretch where you can give him that rest,” Ventura said.

Rodon has walked 15 batters since making his first start May 9 against the Cincinnati Reds. He walked four batters that day, gave up six free passes in a May 15 start at Oakland and walked five more Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians.

The May 9 outing was a spot start, but the White Sox announced soon after that Rodon would be moving to the rotation. But general manager Rick Hahn said then that Rodon would be skipped on occasion in an effort to keep his innings total to a manageable level for a young pitcher.

Ventura confirmed Friday that the decision to take Rodon out of the rotation is not permanent, but he did not specify when the left-hander would start again.

Ventura said it is a possibility that Rodon could start one of the games in Thursday’s make-up doubleheader at Baltimore, but that he was leaning more toward Scott Carroll that day. Chris Sale would likely pitch the other game.

The next time the Rodon/Noesi spot in the rotation comes up after Monday will be May 30 at Houston.