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.
The White Sox tout one of baseball's best farm systems, and CSN is taking you behind the scenes of those teams and top prospects with our latest Original Production.
White Sox Cornerstones: Charlotte and White Sox Cornerstones: Birmingham & Winston-Salem, presented by Ozinga, will air back-to-back tonight at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on CSN. You can also catch a live stream of both airings right here via the NBC Sports app.
White Sox Cornerstones: Charlotte will provide viewers a look at some of the brightest young stars in the game, including baseball's top prospect Yoan Moncada. The 21-year-old Moncada is batting .333 with six home runs and 13 RBIs in 33 games and was recently named the International League Player of the Week. We sit down with Moncada to discuss his development as a player, as well as his relationship with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu.
The Knights also tout top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito, as well as pitchers Carson Fulmer, Zack Burdi and Reynaldo Lopez. Burdi and Fulmer will "walk to work" with CSN and discuss their mentality leading up to a game, what it means to be part of a rebuild and how their Charlotte teammates remain competitive even off the field.
You'll also hear from White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, Knights manager Mark Grudzielanek and Knights pitching coach Steve McCatty.
Then stay tuned in for White Sox Cornerstones: Birmingham & Winston-Salem as we ride the bus with the Birmingham Barons following their road win over the Montgomery Biscuits. The 90-minute bus ride includes interviews with No. 3 prospect Michael Kopech, who is 2-2 with a 3.06 ERA in 2017. The 21-year-old who came over with Moncada in the Chris Sale deal this past winter has struck out 51 batters in 35.1 innings. Kopech discusses his obsession with being the best and his thoughts on being a part of the White Sox rebuild.
We'll also travel to Salem, Virginia as the White Sox square off against the Salem Red Sox. CSN will sit down with No. 6 prospect Zack Collins and pitcher Tanner Banks. Collins discusses his thoughts on becoming the catcher of the future on Chicago's South Side.
You'll also hear from propsects Luis Alexander Basabe, Dane Dunning, Spencer Adams and manager Willie Harris, among others.
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Tonight's starting pitching matchup: Miguel Gonzalez (3-4, 4.29 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (5-2, 3.09 ERA)
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