The White Sox have listed their pitchers through Monday’s home game against the Toronto Blue Jays, and Hector Santiago isn’t among them. With a day off on Thursday the White Sox have opted to skip Santiago’s next turn in the rotation, though manager Robin Ventura sounded on Tuesday as if he’ll give the left-hander one more start.
Santiago is 4-9 with a 3.53 ERA in a career-high 142 2/3 innings this season.
“The last few starts he's had, he just looks tired,” Ventura said. “Pitching as many innings as he has this year, just give him a rest and see what he does next time out.”
The White Sox plan to start John Danks on Wednesday and will turn to Andre Rienzo, Chris Sale and Erik Johnson for the team’s three-game series at Detroit. Tuesday’s starter Jose Quintana returns to the mound on Monday against Toronto.
-- He didn’t address his future on Tuesday, but Paul Konerko answered a handful of other questions, including one about whether or not he should get a championship ring after Double-A Birmingham won the Southern League title. Konerko went 4-for-10 with an RBI in three games at Birmingham during a rehab assignment. The Barons defeated Mobile 3-2 in a best-of-five series for the title. “I should get a ring,” Konerko said with a smile.
-- Ventura and his players enjoyed Monday’s 12-1 rout of the Minnesota Twins, a game unlike many they have played this season. It was only the fourth time the White Sox have scored at least 10 runs in a game. “You get in a rut, where for us it just seemed like the simplest things became difficult,” Ventura said. “(Monday) was one of those games where it wasn’t. We’ve had so many games this year that the small things became difficult which is probably one of the reason we haven’t had innings like that.”