It looks like the White Sox pursuit of Manny Machado may be over. His brother-in-law, Yonder Alonso, was designated for assignment this afternoon just hours after his charity event was announced. Woof. The Sox usually keep things in-house, but I guess this leaked. On the other hand, FINALLY, WE SEE SOME JUSTICE!
With Yonder's spot cleared, after he was slashing a measly .178/.275/.301 and posting a -1.1 fWAR, who will be promoted? I have two words for you (most names are two words, shockingly): DYLAN CEASE. Come on. This team is currently carrying five guys who can play the outfield. Promote Cease. Promote the recently acquired Hector Santiago, and slightly bolster your paltry rotation. This will make for an interesting situation as to when Cease makes his debut. I will be in attendance tomorrow and Saturday, although the weekend rotation has been announced, so selfishly I want him to start against the offensive juggernaut, Minnesota Twins. He's going to have to face a good offense at one point. Don't baby the guy. Let's see what he can do.
Anyways, I don't see the Sox adjusting the rotation, but with Anderson sidelined for a few weeks with thankfully only an ankle sprain and Moncada day-to-day, put a little excitement into the fanbase and promote some starting pitching. Lord knows we need all the help we can get. Go Sox!
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