Closer Bobby Jenks went for an MRI on his right calf on Saturday. Results were still pending at the end of the day. Jenks was scheduled to pitch Saturday, but was a scratch in the morning when he complained about some lingering soreness in the calf.
Manager Ozzie Guillen is hoping that Jenks will return to the mound in a few days.
“I hope the MRI comes back clean,” Guillen said. “He feels a lot better. He said today it didn’t feel that bad except when he pushed off of it. I was the one that told him to go and sent for the MRI. Right now, the way it sounds hopefully the next couple days it will go away.”
“I think our bullpen is pretty good,” Guillen said. “If Bobby’s ready, our bullpen will be a lot better. If Bobby’s not there, I have a few guys that can do the job.”
Teahen struggling: Third baseman Mark Teahen continues to struggle this spring, hitting a lowly .120. Teahen has also experienced some difficulty in the field and has had trouble with his throws.
“We’re going to put him on the back field tomorrow to get some extra swings,” Guillen said.
According to Guillen, it’s too early to worry about Teahen’s 2010 season.
“It’s early. If you ask me this in July, we’re talking about something different,” Guillen said. “I think he’ll play through it. His elbow is a little sore.”
Rios hurting: Outfielder Alex Rios sat out Saturday’s game for precautionary reasons, according to Guillen. The White Sox center fielder has a strained quadriceps. Guillen expects him to be in the lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.