Jul 11, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo (64) pitches during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox announced on Saturday they’ve optioned relief pitcher Andre Rienzo to the Triple-A Charlotte Knights.
In the press release it stated:
"“Rienzo, 26, has gone 4-5 with a 5.87 ERA (40 ER/61.1 IP) in 14 games (11 starts) with the White Sox this season after being recalled from Charlotte on April 19.”"
Rienzo just didn’t prove he could be a productive part of the White Sox starting rotation or the bullpen in his time in Chicago.
The past two seasons Rienzo in 24 games (21 starts) has compiled an ERA of 5.37 in 117.1 innings pitched. He allowed 70 earned runs the past two seasons, 40 this season in 61.1 innings pitched.
I would like to see the White Sox bring up Taylor Thompson in a relief role just to see what he’s able to do for the franchise. Thompson, 27, is 1-0 this season for the Knights with six saves and an ERA of 2.86. He has 50 strikeouts.
In his past 10 outings he is 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA in 14.1 innings. He also has all six saves since June 9 for Charlotte. Thompson has pitched four times in July with five strikeouts this month in 6.2 innings.
It will be interesting to see the next move of the White Sox on Sunday.
Who do you want the White Sox to bring up to replace Rienzo?