Garrett Whitlock threw 79 throws in the Triple-A recovery that started today, and Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters (including Athlete Jen McCaffrey) that Whitlock will be activated from IL 15 days in time to start the game against the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Whitlock’s return won’t push anyone out of the rotation at the moment, as Cora says Boston will use six starters in their six games this week, alternating on Thursday’s rest. Cora said the team will reassess the pitching situation after this complete turn through a six-man rotation, taking advantage of another day off on May 29 to realign staff as needed.
Even so, amid injuries and inconsistencies, Boston has had one of the weaker rotations in baseball. Sell Chris, James PaxtonAnd Brayan Bello all have been sharp recently. Previously, Cora said that the Sox plans to keep Whitlock as starter, leaving Houck Tanner And Corey Kluber as potential oddball men should the club adopt the traditional five-man pitching staff. Houck’s side numbers are at least better than his 5.48 ERA would indicate, but it’s been a tough season for Kluber, whose ERA has skyrocketed to 6.26 in 41 2/3 half after he was hit hard against the Padres tonight. Kluber signed a one-year contract (plus a club option through 2024) of $10 million guaranteed for the season, but that deal looks like a fireball due to the struggles of the club. veteran.
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