CHICAGO -- Carlos Quentin's 3-for-18 showing on the current homestand initially earned him a night off Thursday, though the slugger came on to pinch-hit in the 7th inning of a 4-2 loss to the Indians and finished 0-for-2.
Also contributing to Quentin's breather was his 1-for-19 run with eight strikeouts lifetime against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson
"He's not swinging the bat right now. He's kind of lost a little bit at the plate," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said.
"Plus, he's been playing a lot. That's a guy we have to take care of physically. Give him a break mentally and be ready for tomorrow."