The White Sox activated left-hander Gio Gonzalez from the injured list on Tuesday, adding him to the pitching staff after he was sidelined with a groin strain.
To make room on the 28-man roster, the White Sox optioned rookie reliever Zack Burdi to Schaumburg.
Right now the White Sox have rookie Dane Dunning scheduled to pitch Wednesday against the Pirates. If Dunning stays in that spot in the rotation, then the White Sox won’t need the use of a fifth starter until next Tuesday against the Twins in Chicago.
As for Burdi, the righty started his big league career with two scoreless outings, but then he allowed at least one run in five of his last six appearances. That included a five-run outing against the Royals on Aug. 29, when he only got one out which ballooned his ERA.
Burdi pitched a total of 7.1 innings and had 11 strikeouts and only three walks, but he surrendered four home runs, which was obviously a big problem.