White Sox likely to stay with six-man rotation

White Sox likely to stay with six-man rotation

KANSAS CITY -- In their quest to make the postseason for the first time since 1985, the Royals will be keeping an eye on White Sox manager Robin Ventura's rotation plans for the final two weeks.

Unless Ventura drops two pitchers from the current six-man rotation, ace left-hander Chris Sale would only face the Royals one more time. But if Scott Carroll can't go because of a fingernail issue and Chris Bassitt struggles on Tuesday in a start at Kauffman Stadium, it's conceivable Sale could still get a final start in a four-game series against Kansas City to end the regular season.

"Right now, we'll probably just keep the six in there," Ventura said. "You are waiting to see what Bassitt does and go from there. When he goes [Tuesday], we'll be able to figure out if we're able to [keep him in the rotation]. If Carroll's fingernail is OK, he can continue to go in there. If not, you make adjustments."

 

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.