White Sox to use 4 starters early

Updated: March 31, 2011, 4:59 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

CLEVELAND -- The Chicago White Sox have decided that four is greater than five and will go with a quartet of starting pitchers for as long as they can manage in the month of April.

It's not as daunting as it might sound since an off-day Monday will allow the White Sox to use four starters until April 9. That's when Phil Humber is expected to temporarily take over the No. 5 spot in the rotation for the injured Jake Peavy.

It will then be another 10 days, or April 19, before the ...

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