GLENDALE, Ariz. — The second opinion Carlos Rodon got on on his upper left biceps Monday revealed no structural damage, the White Sox said Tuesday morning. The Sox left-hander was diagnosed with bursitis and will be placed on a throwing program for the next two weeks before being reevaluated.
Rodon, who was seen by Los Angeles-based Dr. Neal ElAttrache, was with teammates in the Sox clubhouse at Camelback Ranch Tuesday morning and appeared to be in good spirits. An MRI on Friday had showed no structural damage.
“For sure, it was reassuring,” Rodon said Tuesday, “especially going to see the second doctor, and everything ended up well. Our training staff does a great job. Thank God for them.”
Rodon will open the season on the disabled list. He said he expects to stay at extended spring training.
“I’ll play catch tomorrow, play catch the whole week, keep on building,” he said, “and I’ll eventually get on the mound sometime.”
X-rays on the right hand of right-hander Jake Petricka, who was hit on the outside of his throwing hand by a line drive Monday in a game against the Dodgers, were negative. Petricka was headed out to the field to play catch, “and seeing how far I can push it because it’s up to tolerance,” he said.
Petricka has come back from a hip injury and is throwing well.
“I was upset at the time because last outing, I didn’t want to end that way,” he said. “But we got great results on the X-ray, and we’re all good to go. Just a little bruise, and we’ll work through it”
The Sox play the Royals in Surprise on Tuesday, then finish out their schedule of spring training games in Arizona on Wednesday against the Padres. They’ll play the Brewers in two exhibition games Friday and Saturday in Milwaukee.
The Sox play the Tigers on Opening Day Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Here is Tuesday’s lineup: Jacob May CF, Tim Anderson SS, Cody Asche LF, Jose Abreu 1B, Todd Frazier 3B, Matt Davidson DH, Geovany Soto C, Everth Cabrera 2B, Aaron Schnurbusch RF