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White Sox call up Stults to start Monday

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DETROIT -- The White Sox will bring up left-hander Eric Stults from AAA Charlotte to pitch in the second game of Monday's day-night doubleheader in Cleveland.

In five starts at AAA Charlotte, the 32-year-old Stults was 1-1 with a 2.20 ERA with 26 strikeouts and 10 walks. He is 8-10 with a 4.93 ERA in parts of five major-league seasons with the Dodgers and Rockies.

Teams are allowed to expand rosters to 26 for doubleheaders. Dylan Axelrod, who starts in Sunday's game in Detroit, was originally penciled in to start against the AL Central-leading Indians on Monday (12:05 p.m) but was moved to Sunday to take the place of Chris Sale, who has been moved to the bullpen.

Asked before Sunday's game if Stults and Axelrod are in competition for a regular starter's role, Ventura said, "It's just one of those we'll see how it goes and make decisions based on how the next week shakes out. We're still going over stuff after we put Sale in the bullpen. I don't think anything is concrete."

Philip Humber, who hasn't been sharp in his last two starts following his perfect game in Seattle on April 21, will start the 6:05 p.m. game Monday.

"I'm getting ahead in the count and instead of staying on top of the hitters, find self going from 0-1 and 1-2 to 3-2,'' Humber said Sunday. "When I'm right, I'm a guy who fills up the strike zone. When I get back to that I'll be right where I need to be. I feel great. My stuff is as good or better than last year.''

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