The White Sox have officially set their 28-man roster for their wild card series against the A’s, beginning today in Oakland. Lucas Giolito will be on the mound this afternoon, while Dallas Keuchel is slated to start Game 2.
The biggest headline (and sign of relief for Chicago fans) of the roster announcement is the presence of Eloy Jimenez, who has been out of action since September 24 due to a mid-foot sprain. Utilityman Leury Garcia is also back from injury, being activated off the 45-day injured list after missing close to seven weeks due to a torn thumb ligament.
Jimenez isn’t in the lineup for Game 1, however, as Garcia is starting in left field and Yasmani Grandal is the DH. The White Sox will start James McCann at catcher, and the roster inclusion of Zack Collins could hint at additional DH duty for Grandal depending on both Jimenez’s status and Chicago’s interest in finding as much playing time as possible for their deep catching corps.
- Dallas Keuchel
- Aaron Bummer
- Garrett Crochet
- Jace Fry
- Carlos Rodon
- Lucas Giolito
- Dylan Cease
- Alex Colome
- Jimmy Cordero
- Dane Dunning
- Matt Foster
- Codi Heuer
- Evan Marshall
- Jarrod Dyson
- Adam Engel
- Leury Garcia
- Eloy Jimenez
- Nomar Mazara
- Luis Robert
- Zack Collins
- Yasmani Grandal
- James McCann
Good luck to the pale hose, the 2nd home of Pudge.
It’s hard not to be excited for teams like the White Sox, Padres and Reds.
Regardless of what happens in this series and as crazy as this year has been I’m happy with the season the Sox have had. I like the way things have come together and really hope it continues to trend up the way Hahn had planned. For the most part it’s been a lot of fun to watch.
So your happy just to have made the playoffs?
Yeah, that’s exactly what I’m saying (eye roll)
On a side note, I really missed Jason and Stoney today. That pair on ESPN are dull as hell and bring no enthusiasm.
That woman was too chatty!
I expected a perfect game today.
Edwin and Mazara were a good offseason acquisition experiment, but happy to see the producers now playing.
Engel has definitely earned more playing tome than he got this season.
Happy to see Leury healthy. He looked a little rusty today, but likely will play a major role in this season’s White Sox WS victory!!!
Eloy – come back when you are ready!
As a Rangers fan I obviously have no dog in the fight, and don’t particularly care which team wins, as long as not Yankees or Dodgers. Probably would like either Padres or Braves in NL, and Pale Hose or Tampa in AL.