The first performance-related casualties of the 25-man roster haven't been completely 86'd.
Felipe Paulino will head to the disabled list with what the White Sox are calling right rotator cuff inflammation. Paulino's spotty health history would make such an injury easy to believe, had Paulino not told reporters after the game that he was healthy.
We may not have seen the last of Paulino, and there may be reason to see him again. On Twitter, Scott Merkin brought up the case of Jose Contreras, who came back earlier than expected from his ruptured Achilles, only to look quite unready. He posted an ERA of 8.19 through his first six starts, hit the DL for the equivalent of extended spring training action, and gave the White Sox 15 OK starts from June through August after his return.
Or he could end up in limbo like Dewayne Wise, aborting and restarting a couple rehab stints before dropping off the roster as an afterthought.
Andre Rienzo will take his spot, as we discovered earlier today. The White Sox assigned Tommy Hanson to Charlotte's rotation to replace Rienzo.
Donnie Veal, who was designated for assignment on Thursday, passed through waivers and was outrighted to Charlotte. He's expected to join the Knights within the week, where he'll try to fight off recently promoted Frank De Los Santos and David Purcey -- as well as starter Charlie Leesman -- to be the next lefty called up.