White Sox notes: Doubleheader on Saturday

White Sox notes: Doubleheader on Saturday

July 12, 2013, 5:15 pm
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PHILADELPHIA -- John Danks is set to start Game 1 of a Saturday doubleheader after the White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies were postponed by rain on Friday.

It’s the sixth time this season the White Sox have had a game postponed for weather.

Manager Robin Ventura said Hector Santiago would start Game 2 for the White Sox.

Game 1 is scheduled to begin at 2:05 p.m. (CST) while Game 2 begins at 7:15 p.m. (CST).

Ventura said neither team would be allowed to recall a 26th man for the roster because of the short turnaround.

Crain still sore

Jesse Crain threw at close to 100 feet on Friday and even though he has played catch on four consecutive days has still experienced some soreness.

Crain, who went on the 15-day disabled list earlier this month with a right shoulder strain, said he’s still in day-to-day mode in terms of how he is progressing.

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“It’s still a little bit of pain in there when I throw, so just have to take it and see how it feels every day, and hopefully every day gets better,” Crain said. “It has, but not yet where I want to push it.”

The right-hander, whose family is already in town in preparation for the All-Star Game next week, isn’t convinced he has reached the point where he can push his shoulder without reinjuring himself.

“I’ m not sure,” Crain said. “I think so. That’s the program we’re on right now, is throwing and trying to find that border line of trying to throw and make it not get better. We’re in the middle right now, trying to figure it out.”

There aren’t many advantages to his scenario but Crain does like how the talk about trades and impending free agency has quieted for now.

“I’m worried about getting healthy,” Crain said. “That’s quieted all the other fronts. I’m not really thinking about that other stuff. That’s one way of looking at it.”

Ramirez is fine

Alexei Ramirez said he wakes up ready to play.

So whereas the White Sox shortstop said he couldn’t go on further Thursday because of a cramp in his right leg, he believed he’d be back in the lineup Friday. Ramirez was scheduled to hit second before Friday’s game was postponed by rain.

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“I’ve always said that a day I can’t play is because I really can’t play,” Ramirez said through a translator. “That’s how I felt yesterday. I’m ready. I feel like the treatment yesterday with cold water and some other things I did with Herm (Schneider) that helped out a lot. I feel good today.”

Ventura said Schneider, the team’s athletic trainer, had Ramirez on a steady fluid diet to get back into playing shape. 

Omogrosso to DL

Reliever Brian Omogrosso hadn’t pitched since he returned to Triple-A Charlotte last month and therefore has been placed on the White Sox 15-day DL retroactive to June 29. Omogrosso has a right triceps strain and is the 11th White Sox player to go on the DL this season and sixth currently.