White Sox outright Nester Molina to Birmingham Barons


Feb 26, 2013; Surprise, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Nestor Molina (63) pitches during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

This weekend the Chicago White Sox made an organizational move by out-righting Nestor Molina to the Double-A Birmingham Barons.

Molina (LHP) is no longer on the White Sox 40-man roster, putting them at 39.

Here is what the press release said of Molina:

"“Molina, 25, is 7-4 with a 4.65 ERA (31 ER/60.0 IP), seven saves and 45 strikeouts over 43 relief appearances with Birmingham this season. Molina was acquired from Toronto on Dec. 6, 2011 in exchange for right-hander Sergio Santos.”"

Hopefully this move means the White Sox are opening up a spot for left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon.

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The White Sox can add to their MLB roster this month with roster expansion, and it seems the White Sox will be calling up Rodon to pitch out of the bullpen. Rodon was drafted by the White Sox in June, and since then has played at three levels of MiLB.

Rodon has made three starts with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights.

Chicago’s current 40-man roster has 20 pitchers listed, with eight players not on the current MLB roster. Of those 20 pitchers, six are left-handed pitchers.

Entering the final month the White Sox are 62-75 overall.