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Pods was caught stealing twice thus he's ready to come up says Scott Merkin:

Darin Erstad and Scott Podsednik appear to be moving closer to a return to the White Sox, judging by Friday's rehab efforts for Triple-A Charlotte. Podsednik had two hits and was caught stealing twice, and Erstad singled once in four at-bats.

If the White Sox deem this duo ready to return for Monday's contest against Detroit, or Tuesday's doubleheader, then the South Siders have some personnel decisions to make. Jerry Owens would be a logical move back to the Minors, but the rookie center fielder entered Saturday with hits in 11 straight starts and holding the team lead at 10 stolen bases.

"We're thinking about it right now, but the way Owens is playing, I think he's earning a spot," said White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen of his leadoff man. "He's making it a little tougher for us.

"This is not going to be an easy situation or a comfortable situation. But that's the game."

With the 12-man staff staying in place by Guillen's decree, Andy Gonzalez and Luis Terrero could be headed back to Charlotte. But Guillen also likes the balance provided with their right-handed hitting, and the fact that Gonzalez can play pretty much every position.

Another gem, this one from Nathaniel Whalen:
Owens is slowly proving he belongs as a major league leadoff man