White Sox missing three starters Saturday


White Sox missing three starters Saturday

ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- Starters Alejandro De Aza, Alexei Ramirez and A.J. Pierzynski are all out of the White Sox lineup on Saturday night.

Manager Robin Ventura said Pierzynski (right oblique strain) is expected to return to the lineup on Sunday while Ramirez (sore wrist) likely will too.

Ventura isnt as certain about De Aza, whom he ruled out entirely on Saturday, though Ventura said the training staff isnt overly concerned about the center fielders wrist after he and Ramirez collided in the outfield in the seventh inning of Fridays 9-5 victory. Ramirez and Pierzynski could play if needed on Saturday, Ventura said.

We knew that coming in (De Aza) was going to be tender, Ventura said. They might do (an X-ray), just as a precaution. But (trainer Herm Schneider) isnt worried about it or anything, other than some soreness. Almost like they were in a car wreck.

De Aza said his wrist had improved and he wouldnt rule himself out of action on Sunday.

Its bothering me a little bit, but better, De Aza said. Well see today after treatment how were going and tomorrow morning. It feels better than what I thought.

Eduardo Escobar will hit first and play shortstop for the White Sox against Texas left-hander Matt Harrison. Catcher Tyler Flowers will get his fourth straight start in Pierzynskis stead and hit seventh. Jordan Danks will hit ninth and play center field.

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