That didn't take long. Carlos Rodon is getting called up to the show, per Ken Rosenthal, and will be in Chicago on Monday for the start of the White Sox's series against Cleveland. Rodon is expected to start out of the bullpen at first but could quickly work his way into the rotation.
Now, if you will all excuse me for just one second.
Hang on. Thought I was done. Not quite done.
Okay. Whew. Okay, moving on here.
Rodon only made a pair of starts with the Charlotte Knights before getting the call to head north, and the second of them was a bit of a mess. But he's continued to show that he can strike a lot of dudes out, and he will be one of the best arms in Chicago's bullpen from day one. In his two brief stints in Charlotte, he struck out 31 over 22 innings. His strikeout rate across all levels of the minors is 13.4 K/9 IP.
He'll end up in the rotation at some point, though the White Sox could really use his arm in the pen as well. Man, they should have drafted two Carlos Rodons. Oh well.
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