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Whether in reference to the offense, the defense, or several individual players, most of us were wrong about some aspect of the White Sox going into the 2013 season. One of the best examples is Donnie Veal, who has been far from his dominant 2012 self.
And now, according to reports, Veal is getting his third shot at the big leagues of the season.
With the White Sox out of the 'thick of things' and nobody else 100% major league ready, it may as well be Veal getting this particular call-up. We saw how good be can be an MLB LOOGY last year.
In 24 games, he posted a 1.38 ERA while lefties went just 3-for-32 against him. And heck, even righties only went 2-for-13 against Donnie Veal.
Though things didn't start off well, they didn't start off horribly this season. He actually didn't let up a run through his first nine appearances. But he still didn't look quite right and then had his ERA jump up to 4.26 through his next three appearances.
He then went down to AAA to 'get right' until he came back up in mid-May, only to pitch in two games before getting sent down again.
Now with a couple more months of trying to get things figured out at Charlotte, Rick Hahn & co. hope he can come back and be the lefty specialist that we all thought he'd cement himself as going into 2013.
If he doesn't work out, though, exciting prospect Santos Rodriguez will probably be the next lefty reliever to be called up. He's a fireballer with a very high ceiling. But don't rule out southpaw Charlie Leesman from getting a shot, either.
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Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy was holding out
hope that his next start would come in the majors, but the team confirmed
yesterday that the veteran will make at least one start in the minors prior to
begin activated from the disabled list. Peavy – who’s been sidelined by a fractured rib – will pitch for Chicago’s Double-A affiliate on Sunday, according
The Red Sox, getting a jump on the bullpen market, announced on Friday night the acquisition of left-hander Matt Thornton and cash from the White Sox for minor-league outfielder Brandon Jacobs.
Thornton, who turns 37 on Sept. 15, will give the Sox a second left-handed reliever to go with Craig Breslow. Andrew Miller is out for the season due to a left-foot injury, and another lefty...
Alex Rios has been subject to trade rumors for the past month and it appears those rumors will not be slowing down any time soon. While we know that the Giants, Rangers and Diamondbacks have shown interest in White Sox outfielder Alex Rios, it looks like we can add another team to the list of teams interested in Alex Rios.
The Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Rob Biertempfel...
Boston could always use another Thornton, right?
The Red Sox acquired reliever Matt Thornton, along with cash considerations, from the White Sox on Friday in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The deal — like any trade, really — carries some risk, but not enough to reconsider the addition of a potentially valuable left-hander to a bullpen in flux.
It was no...
It’s entirely possible that Luke Putkonen just lost grip of his pitch, leading it to sail behind Alexei Ramirez at the plate, but probably not.
Whatever the motive may be, though, Ramirez was none too pleased with the pitch delivered during the sixth inning of the Tigers-White Sox game at Comerica Park on Thursday afternoon. The White Sox shortstop made a few steps toward Putkonen...
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The Red Sox did not wait until closer to the trade deadline to
improve their bullpen. On Friday night they obtained lefthander Matt
Thornton from the White Sox in exchange for Double A outfielder Brandon...
It will not be as simple as changing his socks but that is exactly what left handed reliever Matt Thornton will do. On Friday the Chicago White Sox sent the veteran left hander to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Brandon Jacobs.
Thornton has long been considered one of the best lefties in baseball and his departure from the White Sox does not figure to be the last prior to the trade...
New Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton
The Red Sox made a fairly important move tonight by acquiring White Sox left-handed relief pitcher Matt Thornton. Thornton is 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 40 appearances for the White Sox this season. He is a solid lefty arm that will be added to a severely depleted bullpen. After the injury to Andrew Miller and the ineffectiveness of Andrew Bailey...
The White Sox lost their final game of the season by a score of 4 – 3 in 10 innings. It was the first time all season that a series went extra inning in all the games in the series. There where lots of positives but it was also head breaking to watch at times.
We got out of the Detroit series with NO ERRORS which was great. Right now any game with out errors is a real...
The Red Sox took the first step toward shoring up their embattled bullpen Friday, acquiring left-handed reliever Matt Thornton from the White Sox.
Thornton fills a serious need for the Red Sox, as Andrew Miller‘s injury last week left Craig Breslow as the only southpaw remaining in the Boston bullpen.
Miller, whose impending foot surgery will likely put him out for the remainder...
The Red Sox acquired left-handed reliever Matt Thornton last night in exchange for outfield prospect Brandon Jacobs. As I mentioned last night Thornton is an important get for a depleted Red Sox bullpen. Thornton will be more of a left-handed specialist for the Sox going forward (lefties have a career .229 career BA vrs. Thornton and a .173 average this season.) He has been...
***Game One with the Tigers
White Sox - 11 Detroit - 4
Behind the mike calling the game is the crew from the Detroit Tigers
Uniform of the day is – Grey Pants, Black Jerseys, with White Trim, Letters and Numbers
Pitching Staff today is Jose Quintana, Simon Castro
Playing Staff today is – De Aza, Ramirez, Rios, Dunn, Keppinger, Gillaspie, Viciedo, Beckham, Phegley...
Earlier tonight, the White Sox made the first of what could be more than a couple of trades in the coming weeks. Long-time Sox reliever and left-hander Matt Thornton was sent to the Boston Red Sox and AA outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The White Sox also sent $750K to Boston, meaning the Red Sox will have to pay the bulk of Thornton’s remaining $3.5 million dollar contract.
The Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox have made a deal. Not a deal of huge proportions, but the Red Sox did acquire former All-Star reliever Matt Thornton along with cash considerations in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs.
The Red Sox have added a lefty arm for the stretch drive while the White Sox have officially begun their tear down. Thornton is 0-3 with...
Philadelphia Phillies (47-48) vs Chicago White Sox (37-54)
Cole Hamels (4-11, 4.17) v. Jose Quintana (4-2, 3.67)
TIME: 1:35, Citizens Bank Park
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The Phillies will try for .500 today after splitting the double header with the White Sox yesterday. The two teams played 24 innings of baseball, and both games were nearly four hours each....