Now Pitching For The Chicago White Sox…

The future is now in on the South Side of Chicago.

One week after top prospect Gordon Beckham was called up to the major league team, second-rated Aaron Poreda got the happy news that he will be replacing Bartolo Colon in the rotation.  While Colon heads to the disabled list with knee problems, Poreda brings his career 2.58 ERA and 1.13 WHIP to The Show.

Unlike Beckham, who picked up his first major league hit tonight after starting 0-for-13, Poreda’s major league spot is not guaranteed:

The paper trail on the Freddy Garcia signing also then makes sense, as the club feels that if Poreda or a Clayton Richard falls on their face, Garcia can come in and give them the same workload as Colon did.

The other decision that has to be made will be what to do with Jose Contreras after his lights-out performance Monday night. In all likelihood, he could take Richard’s spot, putting the southpaw back in the bullpen as a safety net if Poreda struggles.

Good for him on making it, though, and here’s hoping he performs well enough to stick around for awhile.

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