The White Sox will have Dylan Covey fill Rodon's spot in the rotation for now and may consider options outside the organization, but the club does not want rush its top-ranked pitching prospect. Cease is 2-1 with a 3.33 ERA and 30:7 K:BB over five starts spanning 24.1 innings at Triple-A Charlotte.
Cease limited Triple-A Gwinnett to two runs over six innings while striking out a career-high 11 for Charlotte in a 4-2 loss Tuesday. He gave up five hits and one walk in the outing.
Cease opened the campaign with back-to-back starts of five shutout innings, but had been charged with 11 runs (seven earned) over his subsequent two turns. The right-hander ended the rough spell with a brilliant showing Tuesday, which included three perfect innings to lead off the start. The White Sox will probably want to see Cease string together a few more quality performances in a row before giving him his first big-league callup at some point this summer.
Cease (2-0) allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four over five scoreless innings for Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday against Indianapolis.
Cease's transition to Triple-A ball as been a smooth one. The right-hander has struck out nine and walked one over 10 scoreless innings.
Cease was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte.
This was inevitable, as Cease only logged 52.1 innings at Double-A and zero innings at Triple-A. He is Chicago's best healthy pitching prospect, and is expected to debut in the majors sometime this summer if he stays healthy.
Cease allowed two hits over one scoreless inning Tuesday against the Indians.
The White Sox delayed Cease's debut with an eye toward having him help the major-league club in the second half of the regular season. Part of that plan was to have him throw just the one inning, although he tossed another 15 pitches in the bullpen. The White Sox will have Cease make another start in five days when he expects to pitch two or three innings, per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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