The White Sox have decided to move 23-year old lefty Chris Sale from the starting rotation to the role as the closer. Sale has pitched in 5 games (all starts) for the White Sox so far this year and he is 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. He has now pitched in 84 games (5 starts) in his first three years with the White Sox and he is 7-4 with 12 saves, a 2.64 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. I like this move for the Pale Hose as long as 26-year old righty Dylan Axelrod does a good job replacing Sale in the rotation. Axelrod has pitched in 2 games (0 starts) for the White Sox so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. He has now pitched in 6 games (3 starts) in his first two years with the White Sox and he is 1-0 with a 2.86 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. 24-year old rookie lefty Hector Santiago has been bumped from the closer’s job to middle relief. Santiago has pitched in 8 games (0 starts) for the White Sox so far this year and he is 0-1 with 4 saves, a 7.36 ERA and a 2.05 WHIP. He has given up 12 hits (4 homers) and he has walked 4 batters in his first 7 1/3 innings while whiffing 14 batters. He will need to learn to start pitching instead of just throwing the ball as hard as he can.