Chicago White Sox: Felipe Paulino to DL; call up Andre Rienzo


Apr 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Felipe Paulino (55) pitches in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox announced before their game on Saturday that they’ve placed Felipe Paulino on the disabled list, recalled Andre Rienzo and outrighted Donnie Veal to Triple-A Charlotte.

The White Sox lost on Saturday, 6-3 to the Texas Rangers, losing their fourth straight game.

In their press release it says:

"“Rienzo, 25, is 0-2 with 4.85 ERA (7 ER/13.0 IP) in three starts with the Knights this season. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Rienzo has allowed 15 hits, walked eight and struck out nine.”"

Feb 22, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo (64) poses for a photo during photo day at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

About Paulino and Veal, the release states:

"“Paulino, 30, has gone 0-2 with an 11.29 ERA (23 ER/18.1 IP) in four starts this season. He allowed 10 runs on 13 hits over 3.2 IP in Friday’s 12-0 loss to the Rangers. Veal, 29, was designated for assignment on Thursday after going 0-0 with a 7.50 ERA (5 ER/6.0 IP) in seven relief appearances with the Sox this season. He is expected to join Charlotte within the next few days.”"

It is a change for the team, so we’ll see how this all works out for the White Sox. Rienzo is still young, so maybe his numbers in the majors can be better that what they were so far this season in the minors.

Last season in two games (one start with the White Sox) equaled a total of three innings, where he allowed seven earned runs on six hits and three walks.

This will be quite interesting to see how all of this turns out. It is all about being optimistic, so now we just wait and see.

What are your thoughts on all the recent moves by the White Sox?

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