Rodon presses for spot on White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Carlos Rodon looks like a major league pitcher. The 6-foot-3 left-hander has nasty stuff, including an electric fastball and a wipeout slider. He arrived at his first spring training with a record of success from North Carolina State to his brief time in the minors last year.

The only question about Rodon's big league debut is the date.

The 22-year-old Rodon is pushing for a spot on Chicago's opening-day roster. He could grab a bullpen role, but is being treated as a starter for now.

Manager Robin Ventura says the team is excited about Rodon's ability, but there are a lot of factors when it comes to deciding whether he is ready for the majors.

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