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.
Tony is a great guy. I hope he catches on somewhere
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.
Adriano Rosario, or Tony Pena…we hardly knew thee.
I think the link goes to the wrong Tony Peña.
mr. furious is correct..this is the wrong tony pena on the link
Mr. Furious is correct…this goes to the wrong tony pena
Mr. Furious is right..the link goes to the wrong tony peny
I think if you reiterate that just one more time, they’ll fix the link.
hahaha…it wasnt working..so i kept writing it..thanks mr. mildridge
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.
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).
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.
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.
True but there are the Axfords.