CHICAGO -- Hector Santiago was in line to pitch Friday in the series opener at Comerica Park, but the left-hander will be skipped against the Tigers. Andre Rienzo, Chris Sale and Erik Johnson are the three pitchers slated to face the American League Central leaders, with Jose Quintana pitching in Monday's makeup game at home against the Blue Jays.
Santiago has set a single-season high with 142 2/3 innings. But from the sounds of comments made by White Sox manager Robin Ventura on Tuesday, it doesn't look as if Santiago has been shut down.
"The last few starts he's had, he just looks tired," said Ventura of Santiago, who has allowed nine runs and 10 walks over his last 12 2/3 innings covering three starts. "Pitching as many innings as he has this year, just give him a rest and see what he does next time out."
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