The White Sox have designated Santos Rodriguez for assignment in a move designed to clear a roster spot for newly signed reliever Scott Downs, tweets Scott Merkin of MLB.com. Rodriguez is a 26-year-old client of MDR Sports Management.
The tall southpaw reliever had a nice start to his 2013 campaign in Double-A, where he posted a 2.35 ERA in 23 innings. Things went south upon his mid-season ascent to the highest minor league level, however. In his first extended run at Triple-A, Rodriguez threw 24 2/3 innings of 7.30 ERA ball, registering 13.1 K/9 but posting a troubling 9.9 BB/9.