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White Sox to call up Carlos Rodon on Monday

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White Sox to call up Carlos Rodon on Monday

Just days after one Chicago team celebrated the call-up of one of its top prospects, the other will now do just the same.

The White Sox will bring up left-hander Carlos Rodon from Triple-A Charlotte, a sourced confirmed to CSN White Sox Insider Dan Hayes. Rodon will work primarily out of the bullpen for now. 

The news was first reported by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal

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Rodon, 22, has started two games for the Knights this year, going 10 innings with a 3.60 ERA while recording 13 strikeouts. 

The left-hander performed well for the South Siders in spring training, tossing 17.2 innings with a 3.06 ERA, 21 strikeouts and five walks. 

Rodon flashed an elite level slider and outstanding fastball command in a mid-March start against the Kansas City Royals. He struck out nine over four innings. The White Sox wanted Rodon to further develop his change up, which has been an emphasis of his work at Triple-A Charlotte. 

“We’re talking about a kid who is 22, 23 years old, who was in the ACC a year ago at this time, has fewer than 25 professional innings, and yet here we are talking about the finishing elements of his development,” White Sox GM Rick Hahn said during spring training. “That’s fantastic. We’re in a great position. Carlos is in a great position. … You’re not talking about talent. You’re not talking about ceiling. You’re not talking about mechanics or health or anything that’s going to be a factor in his long-term success — we’re talking about practice.”

 

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