Gonzalez throws successful bullpen Wednesday

Lawrie undergoes MRI on left knee and hip in Chicago

Gonzalez throws successful bullpen Wednesday

CHICAGO -- Miguel Gonzalez threw a 30-pitch bullpen Wednesday and felt no pain in testing a strained right groin that has left him on the disabled list since Aug. 12. Gonzalez threw last Friday, as well, but felt a little soreness the day after, so Thursday will be key moving forward in the recovery.

"I didn't feel anything while I was throwing my bullpen, which was great," Gonzalez said. "I'm happy with the results that went out today. Come back and we'll see how it feels tomorrow but didn't feel anything today."

Gonzalez envisions one Minor League rehab start and then hopes to return to the White Sox rotation.

"We're going to have him go back out there again and do a little bit more that looks more like starting in a game where he's going to throw for a little while, sit down, get back up," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Simulate some innings, and hopefully after he does that a couple times, he can go out for a rehab assignment."

Lawrie has MRI

Second baseman Brett Lawrie, who was sent back to Chicago from his injury rehab assignment with Double-A Birmingham on Sunday, had an MRI done on the left knee and left hip where he has been experiencing the problems. Lawrie has been on the disabled list since July 27, retroactive to July 22.

"I know he's getting a full checkup today to see what's there and what can be done for him," Ventura said.

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