As far as job auditions go, Hector Noesi seemingly made a terrible impression.
Pitching for the Texas Rangers on Sunday, the 27-year-old relief pitcher took the mound against the White Sox and was scorched for 7 runs on 7 hits and 1 walk in 1 inning.
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Two days later the Rangers designated Noesi for assignment, and the Sox claimed him off waivers Friday.
"He's a guy who obviously was available because he has struggled mightily, as we saw firsthand last weekend," said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. "But he's a guy we've liked for some time who has some upside, and there are two specific things we think we can improve that he's been doing that has hampered his success."
Hahn declined to reveal the two specifics but did say Noesi will join the White Sox on Saturday as a relief pitcher. He has started 21 games since breaking into the major leagues with the New York Yankees in 2011.
Noesi is a career 4-16 with a 5.81 ERA for the Yankees, Seattle Mariners and Rangers.
Carroll to get call?
An official announcement isn't coming until Saturday, but the Sox are expected to purchase Scott Carroll's contract from Class AAA Charlotte and start the right-hander Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Carroll, who tore his UCL pitching winter ball in 2012 and had Tommy John surgery, is 3-1 with a 1.47 ERA in 4 starts for Charlotte this season.
Gordon Beckham was happy to be healthy and back Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.
The second baseman strained his left oblique in mid-March and finally made it back to the White Sox on Thursday after playing 12 rehab games with Class AA Birmingham.
"I think I'm there," Beckham said. "I feel pretty good. My side feels very solid. I had a lot of games down there. I would say about half of them were getting a lot of soreness out.
"I would wake up and really not know how it was going to go. Then it would end up going OK. The last four or five, I felt like I was pretty close to 100 percent as I am going to get."
After missing the last five games with a strained tendon in his left knee, center fielder Adam Eaton was back in the Sox' lineup Friday.
Eaton is just happy to no longer be under the watchful eye of veteran trainer Herm Schneider.
"I feel great," Eaton said. "I was on Herm's terms, as I like to say. But we're back in there."
Eaton is wearing a knee brace until Schneider tells him not to.
"You got to respect Herm; he knows what's best for you and your body," Eaton said. "My livelihood is my legs, and you have to make sure you baby them and make sure they're nice and comfortable. The five days I did take, they're nice and comfortable now, they're ready to go and ready to get back at it."