|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||8/14/1991|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 195 lbs|
|Drafted||2013 - Rd 4|
Covey could start Tuesday against the Marlins, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
The White Sox went with Ross Detwiler in what was Covey's spot Thursday against the Royals, but the veteran allowed five runs while recording just seven outs. Covey following in relief, allowing one run in 2.2 innings of work. The White Sox haven't entirely settled who will get the start next week but are reportedly leaning Covey's way.
Covey is no longer scheduled to start Thursday against the Royals, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Covey was originally tabbed to start Thursday's series finale, but his struggles in two appearances since the All-Star break -- he's allowed seven runs across just 1.2 innings -- have opened the door for Ross Detwiler to get the ball instead. Covey's role moving forward remains up in the air.
Covey, who is scheduled to start Thursday, pitched an inning of relief in Tuesday's 11-0 loss to the Royals. He allowed one run on three hits.
Covey was torched in his last start, failing to get out of the first inning after giving up six runs to the Athletics, so the arm is fresh. The decision to use him Tuesday will not preclude him from making Thursday's start, per Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Covey allowed six runs on four hits with two walks over just two-thirds of an inning, suffering a loss against the Athletics on Saturday.
The 27-year-old's first start since June 5 because of a shoulder injury didn't go very well -- lasting just 32 pitches -- and he couldn't make it through the first inning. His only shorter outing of the season was a relief appearance in which he failed to record any outs April 1. Covey is 1-5 with a 5.92 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 38 innings across 10 appearances (eight starts). His turn in the rotation will come up again Thursday in Kansas City.
The White Sox will activate Covey (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list and he'll start Saturday against the Athletics.
After completing a three-start minor-league rehab assignment, Covey will get the green light to make his first appearance with the big club since June 5. Prior to going down with the shoulder injury, Covey posted a 4.58 ERA and 22:20 K:BB in 37.1 innings spanning nine outings (seven starts).