CLEVELAND -- It hasn’t been finalized yet but it looks like the Big Three could debut at the Detroit Tigers this weekend.
The White Sox haven’t listed a pitcher for Sunday but have announced Jeff Samardzija for Friday afternoon’s series opener and Chris Sale on Saturday. With two days off this week the White Sox had the option to move their starters around and manager Robin Ventura suggested on Tuesday that Jose Quintana could return on regular rest on Sunday, which means the club would skip Hector Noesi’s start this turn.
“Having the off day you can see (Quintana) making that one,” Ventura said. “Or you could have Noesi come back at that point. There’s a chance to be able to do that. We don’t know which one it’s going to be right now.”
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The White Sox hoped to roll their trio out in Kansas City last week but they won’t be upset to have them against the red-hot Tigers, who won their first six games before losing on Monday. Sale’s injury prevented a debut in the opening series but the White Sox appear to be back at full strength in time for the team’s first trip to Motown.
“I’m always excited to see what that looks like with those guys,” Ventura said. “I don’t care if we split them up like we do on this one. When you have them together it’s pretty nice seeing them back-to-back. You like to see them go as many times as you can whether it’s in the same series or not. That remains to be seen. But again you like to see them back-to-back.”