CLEVELAND -- With Opening Day starter John Danks returning after surgery for 2013, the White Sox starting rotation next season could have four lefties in the mix with Danks, Chris Sale, Jose Quintana and Hector Santiago. Barring a trade, that's a lot of lefties.
"Listen, if they are good, they are good pitchers,'' pitching coach Don Cooper said. "I don't look at that as saying we can't do that. They are different guys, different styles, too, a little bit. ... Santiago with his screwball is a different style than the other guys.''
Cooper on the performance of his staff, which utilized rookies Quintana, Santiago, Addison Reed, Nate Jones, Dylan Axelrod and Brian Omogrosso in significant to fairly significant roles while relying on the 23-year-old Sale as the ace in his first season as a starter: "We didn't get where we wanted to go and that's a disappointment, no question. But I'm not so sure we didn't get everything out the guys as best we could out of them.''