White Sox Designate Matt Purke

The White Sox have designated lefty Matt Purke for assignment, per a team announcement. His roster spot will go to just-signed southpaw Derek Holland.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
December 14, 2016

White Sox option LHP Matt Purke to Triple-A Charlotte

According to a statement released by the club on Wednesday evening, the Chicago White Sox have optioned left-handed relief pitcher Matt Purke to Triple-A Charlotte. While doing so following the club’s 9-6 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins, the White Sox have yet to announce a corresponding roster move. Not only is Purke in the midst of his first big league campaign, but...
Via Today's Knuckleball
June 30, 2016

James Shields has completely imploded for White Sox

James Shields was rocked by the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, marking the fourth straight start where he has struggled. His poor pitching since joining the Chicago White Sox has to leave them feeling completely unsatisfied over their trade. Shields allowed seven hits and was charged with eight earned runs over 1.2 innings in Cleveland, failing to get out of the second inning. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Nats prospect Matt Purke finds major league success with the White Sox

CHICAGO — Left-handed pitching prospect Matt Purke did not expect the Nationals to let him go this offseason. They had released him after the 2014 season, then brought him back three days later. When they released him again after the 2015 season, after he had returned from Tommy John surgery but not quite to form, a […]
Via Nationals Journal
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Purke relishes long-awaited big league debut

The ideal situation for Matt Purke would have been to make his eagerly anticipated Major League debut as part of a White Sox victory. But even in a 4-1 loss to the Royals on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the 25-year-old southpaw was excited to get a chance.
May 21, 2016

White Sox: Matt Purke realizes his dream in major league debut

Matt Purke’s major league debut for the White Sox Friday night was the culmination of a seven-year journey, complete with plenty of peaks and valleys. 
Via CSN Chicago
May 21, 2016

Nats resign Frandsen, Release Purke

The Washington Nationals did some minor roster reshuffling.  Avoiding arbitration, the Nats resigned utility infielder Kevin Frandsen on a 1 year deal worth $1 million, plus possible incentives.   Frandsen was a valuable part of the Nationals 2014 bench and was a priority for the Nats this offseason.  The flexibility the Nats have with Frandsen is invaluable, ready and able to...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Nats select Pitcher Erick Fedde with the 18th pick of the MLB Draft

The Washington Nationals have selected the pitcher they coveted the whole time at the 18th pick, pitcher Erick Fedde. Fedde, a junior at UNLV, went 8-2 with a 1.76 ERA over 76.2 innings this season, in which he recorded 82 strikeouts and only 21 walks. He was shut down with an elbow injury mid-season and underwent Tommy John Surgery last month. He was considered a top-ten prospect...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Purke becomes latest Nats pitcher to undergo Tommy John

Washington Nationals pitching prospect Matt Purke becomes the latest Nationals pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery.  Pukre, who was a third round draft pick of the Nats in 2011, after turning down the Texas Rangers as a first round pick in 2009, will undergo the surgery soon.  Dr. James Andrews will perform the UCL ligament repair.  The surgery will sideline Purke for at least...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats continue roster reductions, Matt Purke among cuts

The Washington Nationals continue to make roster reductions as they inch a day closer to Opening Day. So far today, the Nats have send pitchers Matt Purke, Clay Hensley and Danny Rosenbaum to minor league camp.  Rosenbaum will no doubt end up at Syracuse AAA.  Purke is a big prospect pitcher for the Nats that we will keep a close eye on. Purke is a 6’4″ left-hander the Nats...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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