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AL Central Notes: White Sox lefties, JaCoby Jones

The latest news from around the American League Central.

Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

The Chicago White Sox offense has been decent against left-handed pitching, but they haven’t faced a ton of lefties. Out of all the teams in the American League, Chicago has faced the fewest amount of lefties.

Their offense against righties is the third-worst output, and that could explain their issues overall as a team. So what if they built a lineup that was solely built to face right-handers, while getting a catcher that could handle Chris Sale, Jose Quintana and Carlos Rodon.

More from around the American League Central:

  • The Tigers have made a rather interesting move, promoting outfielder JaCoby Jones from Toledo. Jones is the Tigers fifth best prospect was hitting .340 in his last 13 games at Triple-A.
  • Michael Brantley’s season didn’t go the way he wanted it to, but said that the situation was handled well. He also talked about his new role as a ‘super-fan’ of the Indians.
  • Out of the entire Royals rotation, Edinson Volquez has become the worst starter. Ian Kennedy and Yordano Ventura turned their seasons around. Danny Duffy has pitched like an ace. The only person keeping it close for Volquez is Dillon Gee.
  • The Twins are considering relief prospect Nick Burdi again for the Arizona Fall League.

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Cleveland 75-56 — GB

Detroit 71-61 4.5 GB

Kansas City 69-63 6.5 GB

Chi White Sox 63-68 12.0 GB

Minnesota 49-83 26.5 GB