CHICAGO: Roberto Hernandez threw a 40-pitch bullpen, which was designed as much to see how well he has recovered from an ankle sprain as it was to keep his arm in shape.
“He was moving around on the mound better,” manager Manny Acta said. “We’ll see how he shows up Friday [club is off today] and make a decision.”
Acta might give Hernandez a start, use him in the bullpen or shut him down the final week of the season.
DONALD DOING IT ALL — Jason Donald tested his bruised wrist against the pitches of Hernandez Wednesday and showed no ill effects.
“He hit off Roberto today and did OK,” Acta said. “Hopefully, with a day off today and a full day off tomorrow, he’ll be back to full duties on Friday.”
CABRERA YANKED — After hitting a pop fly to the second baseman in the first inning, Asdrubal Cabrera did not come out to play shortstop in the Chicago White Sox first Wednesday night.
The sore left wrist that has forced him to shuttle in and out of the lineup for the past month was not the issue this time. Mid-back strain was cited as the reason for Cabrera’s discomfort. Brent Lillibridge took Cabrera’s place.
— Sheldon Ocker