The Chicago White Sox don’t need to have Anderson Severino on the roster.
Joe Kelly is set to make his White Sox debut in May. Once he joins the roster one arm will have to be bumped down to Charlotte to make room. At this point, Anderson Severino seems to be the odd man out.
Severino has appeared in six games this season, posting a 6.14 ERA in 7.1 innings of work. He tends to allow a lot of baserunners as evident by his 1.50 WHIP.
His worse outing of the season came on April 17th against Tampa Bay. Severino allowed three runs on three hits in 0.2 innings. He also hit a batter for the second time this season which places him in fifth in the American league in batters hit.
He allowed a run in his next two outings as well before settling down and pitching a scoreless frame against the Royals on April 26th.
Severino was signed by the White Sox on a minor league deal in 2020. Since then, he has worked his way through the minor leagues and is now getting his first shot in the MLB.
The 28-year-old is getting his feet wet in the big leagues for the first time so the growing pains are understandable. But with a struggling team, that has championship aspirations patience will be thin. Expect him to be sent back down because of roster cuts and Kelly’s pending return.