From the weekend:
In what may turn out to be the biggest story of the 2012 season, Chris Sale is no longer a starter. And the impact of his move back to the bullpen is extremely significant, not only for 2012 but for the future of the franchise.
On the field, the Sox dropped two of three to Detroit, albeit only by a handful of runs. Friday saw Jhonny Peralta belt a walk-off home run off Matt Thornton, Adam Dunn hit a go-ahead two-run homer off Jose Valverde in the ninth on Saturday and the Sox couldn't solve Rick Porcello in a loss on Sunday.
After throwing 4 13 innings on Sunday, the Sox optioned Dylan Axelrod to Triple-A Charlotte and called up Jose Quintana along with Eric Stults, who will start the second game of today's doubleheader against Cleveland.
The good news from the weekend, though, is that Dunn is well on his way to proving he's back to his pre-2011 self. He now has nine home runs on the season with a .372 OBP and .590 slugging percentage. Paul Konerko had some good stuff to say about Dunn's resurgence: