Scott Carroll is en route to Chicago and will start for the White Sox on Sunday.
The team is expected to announce the 29-year-old right-hander will face the Tampa Bay Rays at the conclusion of Saturday night’s game.
A former third-round pick (2007) of the Cincinnati Reds, Carroll has been with the organization since 2012. He’s 3-1 with a 1.57 ERA in four starts at Triple-A Charlotte this season and Sunday will mark his major league debut.
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Carroll had reconstructive elbow surgery after he tore his ulnar collateral ligament while in Venezuela in Oct. 2012. He returned to the mound in the minors on July 5, 2013 and had a 3.29 ERA in 11 combined starts between Rookie-Bristol and Double-A Birmingham.
The White Sox will need to make a corresponding move in order to make room for Carroll on the 40-man roster. Carroll is taking over for Charlie Leesman, who made a start in place of Chris Sale on Tuesday. Leesman lasted 2 2/3 innings against the Detroit Tigers and was optioned back to Charlotte earlier this week.
Claimed off waivers on Friday from the Texas Rangers, Hector Noesi is on his third team in two weeks as he joined the White Sox on Saturday. A starter for most of 2012, Noesi will begin in the bullpen for the White Sox. He’s 4-16 with a 5.81 ERA in 69 major league games, including 21 starts.
This season he has a 14.21 ERA in five games, including allowing seven earned runs to the White Sox last Sunday for Texas. Noesi said he looks forward to working with pitching coach Don Cooper and has heard good things.
“It’s an experience for me, and I learn from that too,” Noesi said. “It’s really hard. I jump places too, and just to a different team. I just need a role and keep my role up. … (Cooper) wanted me to get back on track. So for now I think I’m going to be in the bullpen. So I don’t know what it’s going to be after.”
-- Robin Ventura still had no update on the health of Nate Jones (sore lower back) and indicated trainer Herm Schneider hasn’t give the reliever clearance to start performing baseball activity. Jones has been on the DL since April 4.
-- Paul Konerko is in the starting lineup on Saturday night against left-hander Cesar Ramos and he could be again Sunday with Tampa Bay southpaw David Price on the mound. Konerko has made four starts this season and played in 13 of the team’s first 24 games.