(CBS) The White Sox on Monday morning activated reliever Jake Petricka from the 15-day disabled list and officially called up prized prospect Carlos Rodon from Triple-A Charlotte.
Additionally, Chicago placed right-handed reliever Javy Guerra on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation. The move is retroactive to April 13. The White Sox also designated right-hander Kyle Drabek for assignment.READ MORE: Man's Body Pulled From Lake Michigan In Evanston, Hours After Crews Rescuing 3 Other People Find His Belongings On Beach
The return of Petricka is important, as he’s expected to be the right-handed setup man alongside lefty Zach Duke. Petricka, 26, had been on the DL with a right forearm strain. He had a 2.96 ERA in 73 innings in 2014.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Last Weekend Of Summer May Be Among Nicest
Rodon, 22, will initially pitch out of the bullpen, though his future is in the rotation. He was the third overall pick in the 2014 amateur draft, and he was 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA at Triple-A this season, including 13 strikeouts in two starts. He’ll wear No. 55.MORE NEWS: At Least 5 People Killed, 20 Wounded So Far In Chicago Weekend Gun Violence; 3-Year-Old Boy Among Survivors
Guerra had thrown 1 2/3 scoreless innings in three appearances for Chicago this season. Drabek had a 5.06 ERA in 5 1/3 innings over three appearances this year after he was claimed off waivers from Toronto in late March.