Back stiffness continues to hamper De Aza

Back stiffness continues to hamper De Aza

KANSAS CITY -- Center fielder Alejandro De Aza was held out of the White Sox lineup again Sunday with back stiffness.

Manager Robin Ventura said De Aza was available to play in an emergency.

With the White Sox carrying 13 pitchers, the bench has been thin of late. But Ventura said he's comfortable with the construction of the 25-man roster, at least through Thursday's off-day.

"When you take that step to go with the extra pitcher, you're a little limited on what you can do," Ventura said. "But that's what we need right now, being able to have those extra arms."