Philip Humber said Saturday morning he feels good about what he accomplished in his latest rehab start but expects to make another.
The White Sox starter, who is on the disabled list retroactive to June 17 with a right elbow flexor strain, likely needs another rehab start after a 63-pitch effort for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday night.
Humbers next start would fall during the All-Star break, which leads him to believe hell appear once more for Charlotte before he returns to the White Sox. Humber completed four innings with five hits and two earned runs allowed on Friday.
My arm feels great, Humber said. This past one my fastball command was pretty much where I wanted it to be. That was really what we were going for this start. The first one was just to make sure you feel good. This one really wanted to improve my fastball command and feel like I did that along with throwing sliders for the first time so that was a good step too. I feel like I'm healthy. It's just a matter of -- I don't know what the schedule is going to be here with the All-Star break and everything.
Robin Ventura agreed with Humbers assessment, though said no plan has been determined. Humber is 3-4 with a 6.01 ERA in 12 starts this season.
I would say theres probably one more, Ventura said. They said there was nothing that hurt or felt strange. Thats the good news and we can talk to him when he gets back.
Humber said hes in the same boat as John Danks, who said earlier this week hes frustrated to be on the sidelines for the first-place White Sox. Danks has been on the DL since May 20.
We were joking around like, I don't know how they're doing without us, Humber said. But they're managing OK right now. It's been awesome to watch, but on the other hand it makes you that much more anxious, like John said, to get back. It's tough to be on the sidelines anytime, but especially when the team is rolling like this. It's a lot of fun slapping hands in the dugout with the guys but I'd like to be walking into the dugout slapping some hands too sometimes. Hopefully soon I can get back and help and just be an added bonus to this club.