NEW YORK -- You've got to love Ozzie Guillen.
Wednesday, he told reporters that he wouldn't start Jose Contreras again because, "I've got three kids, and I want to see my grandkids when they are born. I don't want to get a heart attack before my time."
Friday, Guillen named Contreras his starting pitcher for Saturday's game against the Yankees.
"I don't have any choices," said Guillen, after his team lost 5-2 to the Yankees to fall into third place in the American League Central for the first time this month.
The White Sox have lost four of the first five games on a trip to Boston, New York, Minnesota and Wrigley Field, to fall five games behind the first-place Tigers. They're in danger of falling out of the race before Jake Peavy even makes his Sox debut.
Peavy was at Yankee Stadium Friday afternoon, but he was scheduled to fly to Norfolk, Va., Friday night. Peavy will start for Triple-A Charlotte, in what should be his final minor-league rehab start.
"Obviously, that's what I'm hoping for," Peavy said. "I hope I can go five or six, maybe even seven, and throw 100 pitches or so. Hopefully after that I'll be ready to start here."
Peavy said the White Sox haven't decided when that first start would be. He would be on schedule to start a Thursday makeup game against the Cubs, but that game will be played under National League rules, and the White Sox might prefer not to have him test his ankle while running the bases. Peavy went on the disabled list with an ankle injury in early June, when he was pitching for the Padres.