Phil Humber Injury: Pitcher Allows Two Hits Over Six Innings In Rehab Start

Chicago White Sox pitcher Phil Humber allowed just one run on two hits over six innings in a rehab start for Double-A Birmingham on Thursday, as Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Humber is expected to return to the White Sox rotation for Tuesday's game against the Boston Red Sox.

Over six innings against Tennessee, Humber didn't walk a single batter while striking out five. He got into a groove after allowing a pair of hits in the first inning, retiring the final 16 batters that he faced. Cubs prospect Junior Lake scored early after a first inning double, but Humber was lights out after that.

Humber has been on the disabled list since June 22 with a right elbow flexor strain, but he's been making steady progress in his recovery. Thursday's appearance with Birmingham was his third rehab start for the injury, as he previously made two starts for Triple-A Charlotte.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit White Sox blog South Side Sox. And for more general baseball coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.

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