CLEVELAND (AP) - White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin was out of the lineup against Cleveland for the second straight game with a sore left heel.
Quentin was a late scratch Tuesday night, but manager Ozzie Guillen said he was available to pinch-hit Wednesday. Scott Podsednik started in left field for the second straight game.
Guillen hoped Quentin would be back in the lineup for Friday night's game in Toronto, but will be cautious with the artificial turf in the Rogers Centre. The White Sox are off Thursday.
Quentin is hitting .237 with eight homers and 18 RBIs in 31 games, but is batting .197 with one home run in his last 19 games.
He hit 36 home runs and finished fifth in AL MVP voting last season, despite missing the final month with a fractured wrist.