White Sox Outright Four, Release Pena

The White Sox announced that they outrighted right-handers Kyle Cofield, Josh Kinney and Shane Lindsay and left-hander Leyson Septimo to Triple-A. They also requested unconditional release waivers for right-hander Tony Pena after reinstating him from the 60-day disabled list. All five players will become free agents and the White Sox now have 36 players on their 40-man roster.

Cofield, 24, spent the 2011 season in the upper minors, where he posted a 3.30 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in 30 innings. Kinney appeared in 13 games for the White Sox, striking out more than one batter per inning. He spent most of the season at Triple-A, where he posted an impressive 2.77 ERA with 9.6 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 in 61 2/3 innings. 

Lindsay, a native of Melbourne, Australia, had a cameo with the White Sox after spending most of the season in the upper minors. He posted a 2.18 ERA in the minors this year despite an alarming walk rate of 7.5 per nine innings. Septimo posted a similarly high walk rate (6.6 BB/9) in 56 innings at Double-A this year. Lastly, Pena, who was traded for Brandon Allen in 2009, appeared in 17 games for the White Sox this season.


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15 Comments on "White Sox Outright Four, Release Pena"


D.j. Wilson
3 years 9 months ago

Tony is a great guy. I hope he catches on somewhere

Chris Johnston
3 years 9 months ago

looks like some team is gearing up for the rule 5 draft… or they just have a bunch of players that need to go on the roster.

3 years 9 months ago

Adriano Rosario, or Tony Pena…we hardly knew thee.

Mr. Furious
3 years 9 months ago

I think the link goes to the wrong Tony Peña.

dru2034
3 years 9 months ago

mr. furious is correct..this is the wrong tony pena on the link

dru2034
3 years 9 months ago

Mr. Furious is correct…this goes to the wrong tony pena

dru2034
3 years 9 months ago

Mr. Furious is right..the link goes to the wrong tony peny

Lastings
3 years 9 months ago

I think if you reiterate that just one more time, they’ll fix the link.

dru2034
3 years 9 months ago

hahaha…it wasnt working..so i kept writing it..thanks mr. mildridge

Antonio Nicarelli
3 years 9 months ago

We knew Pena well enough.  As poorly as he pitched this year, and then suffered a debilitating injury, his release was a move just waiting to happen.

FamousGrouse
3 years 9 months ago

Someone has to take a chance on Shane Lindsay. He has a career 12.2 K/9 ratio.
If only he could control his walks (career 6.8 BB/9).

Lastings
3 years 9 months ago

If he can’t throw strikes in the minors, he will never throw strikes in the majors. There’s a reason that three, now four organizations have passed on this guy.

leachim2
3 years 9 months ago

John Axford?

Lastings
3 years 9 months ago

Juan Perez? The left-hander can throw consistently in the 90s and has respectable strikeout numbers; like Lindsay he can’t throw strikes. There’s a lot more of the Perez/Lindsay category than the Axford category.

leachim2
3 years 9 months ago

True but there are the Axfords.