Chicago White Sox claim RHP Raul Fernandez


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On Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox added to their minor league farm system by claiming right-handed pitcher Raul Fernandez off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

According to MLB Trade Rumors, Fernandez has been assigned to Class-A Advanced Winston-Salem to play for the Dash. He was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week.

Thus far in Class-A advanced ball with the Rockies organization in 2014, he is 0-1 with a 7.00 ERA in 29 games, no starts. He’s recorded seven saves this season in what equals 27 innings of work.

Fernandez has allowed 28 runs this year, 21 being earned. He has walked 14 and struck out 20.

In ’13 in Class A Asheville, Fernandez was 2-2 with a 6.29 ERA in 34.1 innings. He had 55 strikeouts last year and 11 walks.

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The White Sox seem to be adding to their minor league roster with younger players who have shown flashes of potential at some point in their career.

Maybe with some work for the next couple years, Fernandez can make the White Sox look smart in claiming him off waivers.

Fernandez has been pitching in the minors since 2009 at the age of 19. He is from Coca Chica, Santo Domingo, DO.