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Poreda gets the call - Colon out?

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fantasy_g_poreda_576.jpgThe youth movement continues on the South Side, as a source close to the situation confirmed that left-hander Aaron Poreda is going to be added to the 25-man roster today, likely taking Bartolo Colon's spot in the starting rotation.
Manager Ozzie Guillen admitted on Monday that he and general manager Ken Williams had a lengthy meeting before the first game of the doubleheader with Detroit to discuss different scenarios, and with the Jake Peavy deal falling flat, as well as Colon's struggles - possibly health related, Guillen hinted - had no choice but to go with their best prospect in Poreda.
The paper trail on the Freddy Garcia signing also then makes sense, as the club feels that if Poreda or a Clayton Richard falls on their face, Garcia can come in and give them the same workload as Colon did.
The Sox are yet to officially confirm anything going on, but are expected to announce the moves this afternoon at some point.
The other decision that has to be made then will be what to do with Jose Contreras after his lights-out performance Monday night. In all likelihood, he could take Richard's spot, putting the southpaw back in the bullpen as a safety net if Poreda struggles.
But make no mistake, the youth movement is on ... whether it's admitted or not.

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