SN Report: Sox Place Wright on 15-Day DL

The White Sox on Thursday placed righty Danny Wright on the 15-Day Disabled List with a sore elbow. Wright experienced pain shortly into spring exhibition season and was shut down shortly after with elbow inflammation.

White Sox trainer Herm Schneider said the options are simple: He can pitch with pain, rest it or he can have operation.

"Surgery is the furthest thing down the road," Schneider said. "But you know that's an option." Schneider added, the pain is coming from two places -- his elbow and the back of his arm. No MRI was taken as of Thursday, but Dr. James Andrew will examine Wright on Sunday.

For now Wright, 25, will rest, and with the move being retroactive to March 25 -- Wright last pitched on the 24th -- he will be reactivated on April 9. When he's ready to pitch is up in the air.

"I don't know exactly what it is," said Wright, who threw just 5 1/3 innings this spring with a 16.89 ERA. "Hopefully, it will quiet down, and I'll be back as soon as possible.

With Wright down, 24-year-old lefty Josh Stewart is scheduled to pitch on Sunday, April 9 against the Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field. Stewart has been the most dominating White Sox starter next to Mark Buehrle this spring, posting a 2.05 ERA in 22 innings.

The Sox' season opener is Monday, March 31 in Kansas City against the Royals. Gametime is 2:05 p.m. CT on WGN-TV.


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