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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||60.00||3.00||3.00||0.00||3.60||1.33||57.00||26.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|12/21/2014||Yasiel Puig, RF LAD|
Carlos Rodon, SP CHW
Desmond Jennings, CF TB
Nathan Eovaldi, SP NYY
|Andrew Cashner, SP SD|
Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA
|12/20/2014||Carlos Rodon, SP CHW|
Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS
|Cody Allen, RP CLE|
Mat Latos, SP MIA
|12/18/2014||Shane Greene, SP DET|
Carlos Rodon, SP CHW
|Yasmany Tomas, RF ARI|
White Sox's Carlos Rodon to take Chris Sale's start
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/1/15) With pitcher Chris Sale sidelined with a broken foot, White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said Carlos Rodon will start Friday in place of Sale, reports MLB.com.
Rodon has never pitched in a major-league game.
White Sox's Carlos Rodon expected to see more time with Sale injury
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/28/15) The White Sox pitching staff got a little thinner on Saturday. The team announced ace Chris Sale will miss at least three weeks with a broken bone in his foot, leaving an open spot in the rotation for the time being.
General Manager Rick Hahn suggested Carlos Rodon , Brad Penny, Scott Carroll, and others could see more time in the rotation in the Cactus League this spring, reports ESPN.com.
"You make adjustments," manager Robin Ventura said. "You just keep going. I know guys would like to have him in there but it's not going to be that way. So you keep going, keep rolling. Next man up, fill in, get it done. When he’s back ready, he's going to come in and fill his spot."
Rodon may have the best chance to crack the starting rotation when the season begins, if Sale if out for an extended period of time.
"It doesn't change anything, just stay on the same path I've been on," Rodon said Saturday. "Just take it day by day and work just as hard."
White Sox's Carlos Rodon not penciled in for Cactus League start
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/27/15) White Sox pitching prospect Carlos Rodon is not currently scheduled to start a Cactus League game, MLB.com reports.
Rodon, the team's top prospect, will throw innings while progressing as a starter, and he may be tabbed to pitch a "B" game during one of the team's two split-squad days. Pitching coach Don Cooper said he wants the young pitcher to feel comfortable in his first camp.
"In some ways I can almost see him, 'Am I in the right spot?' a little bit. 'I don't want to overstep my bounds,'" said Cooper. "I want him to be himself every day.
"He's got a good fastball that we are trying to see if we can locate better and better, not unlike anybody else. He's got a good slider and we are trying to do the same thing with that pitch. And, oh by the way, we are working on his changeup.
"Sometimes there's a little bit of frustration on his part because he has the bar high and expects himself to be able to do everything well right away. Certainly I understand that. We want the battle to be whatever we are working on. It's not that battle, and oh yeah, my frustration, too. Then there's two battles. We only want one battle. I think he expects a lot of himself."
Rodon threw 24 1/3 innings at three levels after being selected with the third overall pick in the 2014 draft.
White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon prepping as a starter
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/22/15) White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon will prep as a starter this spring, according to MLB.com.
Despite that, Rodon said he'll gladly accept a role as a reliever if that's what the team requires. Rodon said it's easier to make the adjustment to the pen if he's stretched out, so he's on board with the strategy.
"Think about it: starters get extended five or six innings, usually, hopefully," Rodon said. "You think of it as a relief appearance, you have to get going quicker, that's one adjustment." He added that it's easier to pitch in short spurts after being stretched out than it would be to suddenly ramp up his workload if he were initially used as a reliever.
Rodon said he won't make excuses no matter what role the team chooses for him. "You have to do whatever you can to win for your team," Rodon said. "If that's an adjustment I have to make, then I'll learn to make it and I'm not going to make it a problem."
Rodon was the third pick in the 2014 draft. He's expected to compete for a spot on the team this spring, though it's likely he starts the year in the minors.
White Sox mapping out blueprint for Carlos Rodon's future
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/24/15) The White Sox are willing to wait before deciding Carlos Rodon's immediate future, according to Comcast SportsNet Chicago on Saturday.
Although general manager Rick Hahn said Rodon will go through his first professional spring training as a starter, pitching coach Don Cooper indicated that the team could use a similar bullpen-to-rotation blueprint to groom Rodon down the road, which Chicago used for previous pitchers like Chris Sale and Mark Buehrle.
"We didn't draft this guy third in the nation to be a reliever," Cooper said. "At some point he's going to be a starter. We haven't discussed when is that point. Right now he's going to come to spring training, show us what he can do and he's going to give us all the information we need.
"Chris Sale, Mark Buehrle, they started their careers in relief. Buehrle's one of the top pitchers over the last 15 years in White Sox history and Sale is quickly rising up those ranks."
After being drafted No. 3 overall in June, the left-hander worked his way from the Arizona League to Triple-A Charlotte in limited minor league action. He told the Chicago Tribune he's ready for whatever comes his way.
"I'm just focusing on getting better," Rodon said. "They tell me what to do, I show up and I pitch. That's how I look at it."
|2014 summary: The White Sox drafted Carlos Rodon out of North Carolina State with the third overall pick in the 2014 June Amateur Draft. He pitched briefly at the Arizona Rookie League, Advanced Class A Winston-Salem and Triple-A Charlotte. Across the three stops, Rodon allowed eight earned runs over 24 2/3 innings for a 2.92 ERA with 38 strikeouts and 13 walks.|
Playing time status: Rodon has a strong chance of cracking the White Sox's roster, if not right out of spring training, then at some point during the season. It is not yet known if the organization wants him to break in as a starter or reliever.
2015 outlook: Unless it's clear that Rodon is going to be a part of the White Sox's rotation, he can be ignored in standard mixed leagues -- other than keeper leagues -- on draft day. He's a must-draft in deeper leagues regardless of his status in spring training, and if he starts the year in the bullpen or minors, he could still be a key FAAB target in standard mixed leagues during the season.
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