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White Sox aren’t calling up top pick Carlos Rodon

Sep 2, 2014, 7:21 PM EDT

carlos rodon ap AP’s Scott Merkin wrote last month that there was a “better-than-average” chance of left-hander Carlos Rodon — who was selected third overall in this year’s draft — joining the White Sox as a September callup. But it’s not going to happen.

“It just wasn’t right time in his development to bring him to the big leagues and and ask him to get big league hitters out,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn told beat writer Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday evening. “He has responded to all the challenges. We fully expect him to come to big league camp and compete for a spot on the 2015 White Sox.”

Rodon was a star in college at North Carolina State and has skyrocketed through Chicago’s farm system, posting a 2.92 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings between the rookie-level Arizona League and Triple-A Charlotte. He got an above-slot $6.6 million signing bonus from the White Sox in July.

  1. jdd428 - Sep 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Booo. Disagree.

  2. stex52 - Sep 3, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Another good one the Astros passed up in their misguided effort to game the system. Should have locked him down.

  3. stlouis1baseball - Sep 3, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    I look forward to seeing this kid pitch next year. If I were a White Sox fan I would be fired up about him!

  4. deepstblu - Sep 3, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    All they need to do is replace “NC STATE” with “SOX” on that jersey, and he’s set for ’80s Throwback Night.

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