TUCSON, Ariz. -- Right-hander Jack Egbert is getting back to where he wants to be. It's not a bad time for him to be doing that either. For Egbert, who's been sidelined with soreness in his elbow, still has plenty of time to catch up the other pitchers in White Sox camp this Spring Training. He went full-bore in a bullpen session Thursday. "It felt really good," he said Friday. "I'm ready to get back in the game."
He'll get that chance Sunday. He's scheduled to pitch one inning in the game against the Padres. The 24-year-old Egbert admitted that not being able to pitch has been frustrating. He's in his first big league camp and had a chance to make an impression, so not being able to throw hasn't helped him make in that regard. "It's just something I have to deal with, you know," said Egbert, one of the top prospects in the White Sox organization. "I can't get down about it. I just kind of have to take advantage of the time I got here now the next couple of weeks and see what happens. "That's in the past, really, now. There's nothing I can do about it." Arms shortage: Egbert's still out, Gavin Floyd's sick with flu, and Javier Vazquez is home waiting for his wife to give birth to a child ... where are the White Sox arms? "We're running short," bench coach Joey Cora said. "I mean, it's unbelievable that you can say that in Spring Training, but we're running a little short. ... It's been tough the last couple days." Tough, indeed. The White Sox lost Thursday to the Rangers, 6-1. On Friday, they lost to the Diamondbacks, 10-0, and to the Angels, 11-1, in split-squad games. "Javy should be here Monday," Cora said. "Once they all get here, hopefully we'll get the rotation back to where we should be and we should be better." Floyd update: Floyd, though better, is still trying to bounce back from the flu, Cora said. The White Sox were hoping Floyd might be able to throw an inning or two Friday, but he wasn't quite ready to return. "He should be fine in the next day or two," Cora said. Hairy day: Jerry Owens and Josh Fields, two men who befriended each other in the White Sox farm system, took turns cutting each other's hair Friday morning. Fields, who talked Owens into doing this, got to cut first. He used clippers to turn Owens' thick 'fro into stubble. Fields started by cutting with a deep swatch down the center of Owens' head, which had a huge bunch of hair on both sides. "If your career goes south, I'll see you at Supercuts, bro," one of the handful of onlookers told Fields as he was finishing his handiwork.
Justice B. Hill is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.