White Sox Promote Carlos Rodon

The White Sox have promoted top LHP prospect Carlos Rodon, according to Ken Rosenthal, who says he will initially work out of the bullpen. Rodon, who was MLB.com's 15th best prospect in baseball, will join presumably the White Sox Monday.

Though Rodon will initially work out of the bullpen, one would think (and hope) that is not a permanent move. Given how both John Danks and Hector Noesi have pitched this year, Rodon would seemingly be a current upgrade to the MLB rotation.

Rodon last pitched for AAA Charlotte on Thursday, giving up 3 earned runs in 5 IP with 4 Ks and 2 BB. He (presumably) finishes his minor league career with a ungodly 13.1 K/9 rate. 

Rodon's premium stuff presumably profiles as near unhittable in one inning bursts. Paired with Zach Duke in a setting up David Robertson, there could be plenty of strikeouts at the end of games on the South Side.