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White Sox’ Axelrod likely headed to rotation
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dylan Axelrod has prepared all spring for the possibility of being a fifth starter in the White Sox rotation. That possibility looked more like a reality when the Sox said they would move John Danks to minor league games for now and have him start the season on the disabled list.
Axelrod or left-hander Hector Santiago are the primary candidates to take the fifth start, which would be against the Mariners on April 6 at U.S. Cellular Field. Axelrod, who made seven starts last season, said he’ll be ready if called on. Ventura said Wednesday he was leaning toward Axelrod.
Axelrod said he’s ready for the assignment.
“Absolutely. I keep saying I come in every day and committed to being ready and improving every day,” Axelrod said. “I’ve been getting my pitch count up, so physically I’m ready and very excited if that turns out the way it is and I’m ready to get after it.”