Return of Jose Contreras Key to White Sox' Playoff Chances

JJ SSenior Writer IAugust 9, 2008

The White Sox welcome Jose Contreras back to the team tonight against Boston after a stint on the disabled list due to right elbow tendinitis, and injury that shelved him for nearly four weeks.

The return of Contreras could be a deciding factor in the White Sox' push for the playoffs in these final two months, as Javier Vazquez has struggled, Mark Buehrle has been inconsistent, and the bullpen has been stretched without Scott Linebrink. If Contreras comes back at full strength, it could propel the White Sox to the postseason for the first time since 2005.

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