Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/25/14
The White Sox finally have what they feel is a solid mix of veterans and rookies in the bullpen, and as each pitcher settles into a role, the bullpen goes into the weekend series against Oakland thriving as well as it has this season. At one point this season, because of injuries to Jesse Crain and a different-look roster, six of the seven relievers in the White Sox bullpen were first-year big-leaguers. Only Matt Thornton was a proven name. The demotion of Philip Humber to the bullpen, as well as the addition of Brett Myers in a July trade, however, gives the White Sox only three rookies in the mix, including closer Addison Reed. It also gives the pen a 1.45 ERA over their last 16 games. The other key rookie is Nate Jones, and the White Sox are really watching the right-hander closely these days, especially because he has a 6.75 ERA (13 earned runs in his last 17 1/3 innings) in his last 21 outings. Jones has limited left-handers to a .181 average over that time, but th...
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