Apr 17, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington (38) motions to the bullpen with relief pitcher Hector Noesi (19) on the mound during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas beat Seattle 8-6. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox are really trying to fix their pitching woes, as they’ve added a couple pitchers to the organization since the start of the season.
On Friday, the White Sox picked up Hector Noesi of waivers from the Texas Rangers.
In an release by the White Sox about the move, it states about the newly acquired right-handed pitcher:
"“Noesi, 27, has combined to go 0-0 with a 14.21 ERA (10 ER/6.1 IP) and six strikeouts in five relief appearances this season between Seattle and Texas. He opened the season on the Mariners roster before being traded to the Rangers on April 12.”"
I really don’t know what the White Sox are expecting from this signing, unless they feel they have a diamond in the rough, because against the White Sox on April 20 he was hammered by the “Good Guys.”
In that game, Noesi pitched one inning, allowing seven runs against the White Sox in Arlington. That was the one win for the White Sox in that three-game series by a 16-2 score.
His overall record is 4-16 with a career ERA of 5.81.
Maybe the White Sox can turn his career around and make him into a quality arm, but looking at the start of the bullpen now, and some of the starting rotation, I don’t believe this will be a huge signing for the team.
I hope I’m wrong.
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