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Erik Johnson audition for 2016 rotation could start soon

Erik Johnson audition for 2016 rotation could start soon

MINNEAPOLIS — If the White Sox rotation hadn't remained so healthy this season — or if Jeff Samardzija had been traded — Erik Johnson very likely would have been in a Sox uniform sooner than Tuesday against the Twins at Target Field. Instead, the right-hander bided his time in Triple-A Charlotte, pitching his way to the International League most valuable pitcher award before finally receiving another major-league shot this month. The Sox called up Johnson, right-hander Frankie Montas, catcher Rob Brantly and infielder Leury Garcia as rosters expanded on the first day of the month. General manager Rick Hahn said the Sox will add a player or two later this month,...

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