Rain-out benefits White Sox

The hobbled Chicago White Sox finally caught a break when their game at Kansas City was postponed Friday night because of rain.

The game was rescheduled for Monday at 1:10 p.m., which was a mutual off day for both teams.

With Jake Peavy still feeling the effects of back spasms that forced him to miss his scheduled start on Thursday at Texas, the White Sox were going to have to make a decision on a starter for Saturday's game. Mother Nature might have helped them to avoid a roster move.

Hector Santiago took over Peavy's rotation spot Thursday night and pitched well in a victory over the Rangers. Dylan Axelrod had been moved into Friday's game against the Royals.

The postponed game means that Axelrod can now be moved to Saturday's game. Had it not been for the postponement, Peavy would have had to pitch Saturday. If he couldn't go, the White Sox would have been forced to call up a pitcher from the minor leagues.

The White Sox have announced a new rotation moving forward. After Axelrod pitches Saturday, left-hander Jose Quintana will pitch Sunday. With an extra few days of rest, Peavy is now tentatively scheduled for the new series finale Monday.

The White Sox open a two-game series at New York against the Mets on Tuesday with Chris Sale pitching in the first game and Hector Santiago going in Wednesday's road trip finale.

The White Sox had been scheduled to fly out of Kansas City on Sunday night so the rescheduled game will cost them a day off in New York City.