Posted: Jun 19, 2015 1:28 am
, who didn't join the Sox until May 1, tied his career high with four hits in extending his hitting streak to nine games. Podsednik, a potential free agen
t, is batting .459 during that span.
The final weeks are bound to have some influence on the Sox's plans as they try to build a team that's structured bet
ter than this season when they relied heavily on Bartolo Colon and Jose Contreras at the back end of the rotation and found themselves seven games below .500 on May 19.
Both pitchers made rapid recoveries last spring from injuries, but both failed to hold their spots.
Colon started only 12 games and hasn't been around for nearly seven weeks, while Contreras twice lost his spot in the rotation and was traded last week to the Rockies.
With Jake Peavy, Mark Buehrle and Gavin Floyd under contract for multiple seasons and John Danks under the team's control for the next three seasons,? he said will be th
, the rotation appears secure.
And Freddy Garcia continued his bid to land the fifth starter's spot next season Wednesday night by limiting Oakland to five hits in six innings. Garcia has a 3.33 ERA over his last four starts.
The Sox hold a $1 million option on Garcia for 2010. Guillen reiterated he would like to have Garcia return because he could help younger players as well as stabilize the back end of the rotation.
But Guillen said the decision rests with Williams,judi bola online terpercaya
, adding that Garcia must stay in shape in the off-season after recovering from shoulder injuries.
"I think last spring training, we had a lot of ifs," Guillen said in reference to the health status of Colon and Contreras. "I think we rushed because we were desperate for a fourth or fifth starter.
"The kid from New York (Jeff Marquez) wasn't what we thought he was,cock fighting
, and he got hurt. The fifth spot was open and we give it to the guys we thought we should give it to, and it didn't work out."
Recently promoted Daniel Hudson could get a look as a starter after winning 14 games at four minor-league levels,salgaocar
. Hudson has been used twice as a reliever since being promoted to the majors Sept. 3.