- Jake Peavy seems likely to get moved in a trade, prior to Wednesday's deadline thus leaving an open spot in the White Sox rotation. Axelrod is the most likely candidate to fill that role as he has already been a starter for the team this season, granted the results were ugly as he produced a 5.33 ERA (4.93 xFIP) with 55 strikeouts and 32 walks over 98 innings. Other options include Erik Johnson, who just came off the DL and has a 2.24 ERA between Double and Triple-A with 92 strikeouts and 27 walks over 100.2 innings, and Andre Rienzo, who has a 4.06 ERA at Triple-A with 113 strikeouts and 46 walks over 113 innings. The team may want to wait until September to bring up Johnson and Rienzo, leaving Axelrod to pickup the slack until then.
- Through two starts Chen has pitched 12 innings with eight strikeouts, one walk, four hits allowed, and one earned
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