Beck to make first MLB start on Thursday
TORONTO -- Chris Beck will make his first Major League start for the White Sox in the second game of their doubleheader against the Orioles on Thursday at Camden Yards.
Beck will take the mound as the two sides play make-up games after a pair of late-April matches in Baltimore were postponed because of protests in the city.
The right-hander has started eight games for Triple-A Charlotte, compiling a 3-2 record 3.30 ERA.
"Might as well see what he's got. We've gotten great reports on him and we think it's a good time for him to come up and start. Start that process," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Control-wise he's done great. And when you start trying to figure out who you're gonna throw that game, and you get reports on guys that are in the Minor Leagues and he's been throwing as good as anybody. I think what he's done in spring combined with what he's done now gives him that opportunity."
Beck, ranks as the club's No.12 prospect according to MLB.com, was selected by the White Sox in the second round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Georgia Southern University.
Rookie left-hander Carlos Rodon will take the ball the following day as the White Sox open a series in Houston against the Astros. The club used Hector Noesi for a spot start in their series opener against the Blue Jays in order to give Rodon extra rest. Jose Quintana and John Danks will follow Rodon in the rotation.
From here, Ventura said Noesi will head back to the bullpen for now, but he could make another start in the near future.
"It's possible he would get another start somewhere in the next week," Ventura said.