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White Sox Call Up Former All-Star to Start on Monday Night

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Chicago White Sox are calling up former All-Star Johnny Cueto to start Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.
The Chicago White Sox are calling up former All-Star Johnny Cueto to start Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals. / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago White Sox were rolling in the month of May before the New York Yankees handed them three losses in a four-game series over the weekend. Chicago has an opportunity to right the ship on the road against the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

In the middle of a brutal 27-game stretch across 31 days in May, the White Sox will look for additional pitching depth. Chicago announced former two-time All-Star pitcher Johnny Cueto has been promoted to start Monday's matchup with the Royals.

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Cueto joined Triple-A Charlotte back in April after six years with the San Francisco Giants. This will mark his 15th season in the big leagues and fourth professional franchise.

The 36-year-old righty showed he still has an ability to get hitters out, pitching to a 4.08 ERA across 22 starts in San Francisco last year. This was a bit of a rebound for the former Cy Young contender, who recorded a 5.33 ERA in the two years prior.

Cueto has a pair of top-four Cy Young award finishes in his career, as well as All-Star appearances in 2014 and 2016. He allowed nine earned runs across 15.2 innings pitched and four starts at Triple-A this year.

In a corresponding move, the White Sox optioned Danny Mendick to Charlotte. Even with the late pitching change, FanDuel Sportsbook still likes Chicago to come away with a victory. The White Sox are -120 on the moneyline and own +128 odds to cover the -1.5 run spread, according to the latest MLB Odds.

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