Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/16/12

One question the Chicago White Sox don't have is in Chris Sale. That was again on display Sunday, as the All-Star continued to show why he is becoming the face of the starting staff, pitching eight innings and allowing just one run on 10 hits in a 2-1 win over Kansas City.

The win improved Sale to 11-2, with an ERA of 2.11. As far as the rest of the starting staff, the Sox continue to have some serious issues on the injury front.

Manager Robin Ventura revealed before the rubber match against the Royals that Gavin Floyd was sent back to Chicago for an MRI on his sore right elbow/forearm. No structural damage was found, and the hope is that Floyd will be pushed out of his Monday start in Boston, getting the start on Wednesday. But that depends on how Floyd feels on Tuesday.

The bigger question: Does general manager Ken Williams look to add to the starting staff via the trade route?

Two weeks ago, Williams was counting on the return of John Danks and Philip Humber to the rotation, with those two almost acting like July 31 trade deadline additions without giving up a thing. Humber is set to return this week, but Danks could continue to be much longer than anticipated, with his strained shoulder not recovering as anticipated.

"We have players we can go out and get in a trade, but they're not going to be any better than what we have coming back," Williams said two weeks ago.

Now, Williams is rumored to be looking at the likes of Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Zack Greinke, with the hope that they will have enough of a minor-league package to put together. One problem is that most of the better prospects are performing at the major-league level, with the Sox having six rookies in the bullpen and two in the rotation in Jose Quintana and Dylan Axelrod.

"Everyone is talking about scenarios, but nothing that would relieve any of this that's going on right now," Ventura said. "That's something that Kenny and (assistant general manager) Rick (Hahn) and (White Sox chairman) Jerry (Reinsdorf), they have to do that stuff. Around here, we're just dealing with who we have and how we can use them."

If Floyd returns and can perform pain-free on Wednesday, that will help, but if not the Sox have some serious questions that need answering in the next two-plus weeks.

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