CHICAGO - Being part of the White Sox bullpen is a dangerous proposition these days.
Setup men J.J. Putz (right knee) and Matt Thornton (left elbow) already have been placed on the disabled list, and in Friday's 9-4 victory over the Yankees, southpaw Erick Threets left in the ninth inning with an injured left elbow. X-rays were negative, but Threets will have an MRI taken on Saturday.
"I don't think he wanted to take himself out of the game, but the only reason we did it was last time we trusted those guys, we put them on the DL," said White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen of Threets, who just came back from an injury rehab assignment due to a sore toe. "I'm not going to take that chance. I think his elbow locked but after that it went back to normal. It wasn't necessary to take that chance."