White Sox Sign Kinney, Lindsay

The White Sox have signed Josh Kinney and Shane Lindsay to minor league deals, according to Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com. Both are expected to receive non-roster invitations to Spring Training.

Kinney will be 32 on Opening Day and has seen Major League time with the Cardinals over parts of three seasons, most recently in 2009. He owns a career 4.56 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 7.2 K/9, and 3.8 BB/9 over 47 2/3 innings. His minor league numbers are more impressive: a 2.78 ERA over 514 1/3 innings with a strong 8.6 K/9. His 2010 was particularly impressive, as he posted a 1.80 ERA and 0.93 WHIP through 60 innings of work, striking out 7.6 per nine along the way.

Lindsay, 25, has never reached the Majors, likely due to his big-time control issues (career 6.6 BB/9). The Australia native makes up for that to some extent with his career 12.4 K/9. Lindsay began 2010 with the Rockies but was claimed off waivers by the Yankees and then the Indians early in the season. He struggled to the tune of a 5.80 ERA last year, but Baseball America has praised his mid-90s fastball and knuckle curve. He'll turn 26 in a couple of weeks, so he still has time to put it together.


6 Responses to White Sox Sign Kinney, Lindsay Leave a Reply

  1. Always interesting to see what NRI’s actually make the team.

  2. Lindsay has ridiculous K/9 numbers. If he could get any control at all, he would be a good pitcher for the weak end of the Sox bullpen. That, however, is obviously extremely unlikely. It looks to be one of Brian Bruney, Kinney or Lindsay who will end up making the last spot in the bullpen. I personally like Bruney because of previous MLB success.

    • jwsox 4 years ago

      “extremely unlikely” thats exactly what happened with thornton. He came here having huge controll issues and look and what working with cooper did to him. He is one of the best relievers in the game now. Also in terms of starters, jackson had issues before coming here and he was straight up nasty after working with cooop

    • jwsox 4 years ago

      “extremely unlikely” thats exactly what happened with thornton. He came here having huge controll issues and look and what working with cooper did to him. He is one of the best relievers in the game now. Also in terms of starters, jackson had issues before coming here and he was straight up nasty after working with cooop

  3. Coop to the rescue?!

  4. coldgoldenfalstaff 4 years ago

    I’d put Gregory Infante ahead all of these retread guys including Jeff Gray who the White Sox signed in November.

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