KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chris Sale will face the Royals here in Monday's makeup game, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Sunday. The Sox ace lefty was scheduled to pitch against the Mets and Matt Harvey in New York on Tuesday, but Jake Peavy's back injury forced Ventura to shuffle the rotation.
Hector Santiago will pitch Tuesday on regular four days rest. Sale will also be pitching on four days rest.
The best-case scenario for Peavy would be pitching Wednesday in New York. The worst case is the disabled list. The latter hasn't been ruled out.
"No. It's a possibility,'' Ventura said. " We're going by today and tomorrow and how he feels. He's getting better, but it's one of those that I don't know if it's enough to go out and pitch and expect him to go out and pitch seven or eight innings. I'm not a doctor, but you wait it out and see how he feels."
White Sox starters own a 2.77 ERA over the last 15 games, remarkable considering that Gavin Floyd is out with an elbow injury, John Danks is making a rehab assignment in the minor leagues and Peavy has missed a turn.
"It's a tough road but it happens,'' Sale said. "It's just the game of baseball. I think they're handling it very well, and hopefully we'll get Jake back sooner or later and some positive news for Gavin.''