NEW YORK --- Philip Humber is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.
Humber, who went on the disabled list on June 22 with a right elbow flexor strain, isnt certain how many rehab starts he might require before he could return. For now hes only focused on his first start.
But Humber, who is 3-4 with a 6.01 ERA in 12 starts this season, is ready to test his elbow.
It feels good right now, Humber said. But there are still some hurdles to cross as far as pitches Im throwing. Definitely when you get in the game its a little bit different. Im looking forward to testing it out. So far so good. Everything is progressing.
Humber said he hasnt had any setbacks since he was placed on the DL. At the time of his injury, Humber was still able to play catch. He has also thrown off the mound several times in the past eight days.
I didnt take that long without being on the mound, Humber said. I felt good. I felt comfortable the times off the mound since Ive pitched last.
Contradicting an earlier report from USA Today, CSN White Sox Insider Dan Hayes is reporting that the White Sox have not decided whether or not to retain manager Robin Ventura in 2017.
Stay with CSNChicago.com throughout the day for more information on this developing story.
Robin Ventura has a job waiting for him next season if he wants it.
According to USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale, the White Sox have privately offered Ventura the managerial position in 2017.
Although nothing has been made official, general manager Rick Hahn reiterated earlier this month that he doesn’t plan to discuss the status of Ventura or any of his coaches until after the season.
Ventura is in his final year of a five-year contract, which he signed in 2012.
The White Sox (76-81) have to win all five of their remaining games to avoid their fourth straight losing season under Ventura.
His only winning season came in his first year on the job, going 85-77, but the White Sox failed to reach the postseason.
Ventura is 373-432 as White Sox manager.