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Scott Carroll outrighted to Charlotte; reports Justin Morneau to join the team Friday

With reports Justin Morneau joining the team, Jason Coats will be headed back to Charlotte. Also there’s suddenly room on the 40-man roster and the Sox will need another starting pitcher early next week.

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The White Sox have outrighted Scott Carroll to Charlotte today.

Carroll appeared in three games for the White Sox this season, going 2⅓ innings, walking one and striking out two with an 11.57 ERA / 4.03 FIP. His time at Charlotte hasn’t been so great either. There, he’s got a 5.27 ERA / 5.09 FIP over 56⅓ innings.

Along with the Carroll news, there might be a new DH in town on Friday.

For a guy that went without spring training, hitting .118/.211/.235 in six games in Charlotte isn’t too surprising. Now that he’s had two good games for Birmingham, it sounds like that’s good enough for the White Sox at least on a platoon basis. Morneau is not in Birmingham's lineup tonight, supporting this course.

Jason Coats didn’t get much playing time in Chicago despite being here for over a month, and all that time off showed up in his .091/.286/.136 line. If all these rumors turn out to be true, he’ll go back to Charlotte with a few things to work on before he’s back.

With the outrighting of Carroll, the 40-man roster is now down to 39. After Miguel Gonzalez and James Shields pitch Friday and Saturday, Chris Sale and Jose Quintana will be able to go Sunday and Monday. With Rodon on the DL until at least the 21st, the White Sox will need a starter on Tuesday. With the extra room on the 40-man means that starter might not be on the roster. Let Fulmer-mania commence!