Jacob May optioned to AAA Charlotte
After notching only two hits in the first month of the 2017 season, the White Sox made the decision to send Jacob May back to AAA Charlotte. To take his spot, the White Sox recalled outfielder Willy Garcia. Garcia, who played a series with the White Sox in April, has been dominating in AAA. Rick Renteria said that the Sox felt that it was best for Jacob May to go to Charlotte so he could see more consistent playing time. Because of his struggles and the emergence of Leury Garcia, May’s role with the White Sox was becoming diminished. Getting consistent at-bats in the minors should aid him in returning to the majors.
James Shields suffers setback
The White Sox recently placed James Shields on the 10-day disabled list with a mild lat strain. Shields had been playing catch every other day, but has felt some soreness. Both Shields and the White Sox are concerned with the lack of progression in Shields’s recovery. Shields will be shut down from all baseball activity for the next several days. Shields has been very good for the White Sox so far this season with a 1.62 ERA in three starts. The White Sox want to make sure Shields is at 100% before he returns to game action.
Jose Quintana is back
Following four rough starts to begin the season, Quintana has dominated the Kansas City Royals in each of his last two outings. Quintana looked like the pitcher the White Sox are used to seeing during a performance that included eight shutout innings in Kansas City on Tuesday night. Jose Quintana’s dominance is an essential key to the White Sox winning games, and a continued dominance could boost his trade value come deadline time.