NEW YORK — You may have noticed Rick Renteria hasn’t handled pitching changes for the White Sox the past two games.
While the club’s manager may soon return to the mound near you to remove a White Sox hurler, he won’t likely throw batting practice any time soon courtesy of a sore right knee. Renteria had an MRI on Monday and was walking on crutches in the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. He said a knee that has long bothered him was sore after recent workouts. Though he had improved and was down to one crutch by Tuesday afternoon, Renteria isn’t sure when he’ll throw his next round of BP.
“It’s just inflammation,” Renteria said on Tuesday. “I have a little arthritis in there. I had the meniscus removed back in 1977. If I try to do too much, sometimes it irritates it.
“They’ll send me up for an MRI when I got pain like I had (Monday). I think I needed to see what was going on.
“I do like to throw batting practice. I probably should stay away from it a little bit and I might once I come back.”
The White Sox haven’t made many pitching changes with Renteria on the mend. Bench coach Joe McEwing handled the two moves made in Monday’s loss. Pitching coach Don Cooper delivered the news Tuesday to Miguel Gonzalez he would be coming out of the game.
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Class A Winston-Salem
Blake Rutherford banged out three doubles in Winston-Salem's 14-4 win, another offensive outburst for the mashin' Dash. Micker Adolfo also had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Gavin Sheets had a hit, Alex Call had two hits and two RBIs, and Joel Booker had a double. Dylan Cease pitched, allowing four runs in his five innings, but he also struck out seven batters. He's got a 3.45 ERA in three starts.
Charlie Tilson had two hits, a double, an RBI and a run scored in a 9-2 win. Daniel Palka had a hit and a walk. Thyago Vieira gave up another run in his one inning of work, with his ERA at 11.37 in 6.1 innings.
In the final game before the arrival of Eloy Jimenez, Seby Zavala had two hits, a double and a walk in an 8-1 loss. Zack Collins was 0-for-4 and is hitting just .071 on the season.
Class A Kannapolis
Luis Gonzalez had two hits, including a double, in a 5-1 loss.
Wednesday's White Sox-A's game lasted five hours and 48 minutes.
It went 14 innings and the White Sox lost by a 12-11 final score in Oakland.
A lot happened, and some of what happened seems like forever ago.
Remember how Carson Fulmer started the game? Or that Yoan Moncada hit a grand slam in the second inning? How about when the White Sox had an early five-run lead?
Like we said, a lot happened.
The South Siders didn't come out on top, but there were some wild stats our NBC Sports Chicago stats guru Chris Kamka compiled.
The good news? The White Sox have a day off on Thursday.