SATURDAY: The White Sox have outrighted Veal to Triple-A Charlotte, MLB.com's Scott Merkin tweets.
FRIDAY: The White Sox placed Veal on outright waivers yesterday, meaning that he has 24 hours to be claimed or clear waivers from that point, tweets Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com.
THURSDAY: The White Sox have designated southpaw Donnie Veal for assignment, tweets MLB.com's Scott Merkin. Zach Putnam had his contract purchased to join the big club, which used every one of its relievers in last night's ballgame.
After a strong (albeit brief) 2012 campaign in which he posted a 1.38 ERA in 13 innings, Veal has struggled to repeat his success. In 35 1/3 innings since, Veal has worked to a 5.09 ERA in 35 1/3 frames. While he managed to carry an impressive 4.75 K:BB ratio in 2012, the lefty has averaged 8.9 K/9 against 5.9 BB/9 over 2013-14.
It was about time, Zach had a far better ST showing than the majority of this pen and I was stunned that he didn’t get a spot on the opening day roster.
Putnam: 1 walk, 11 Ks over 6 innings. I like that. Walks killed us last night.
To be honest only 3 runs scored in those 15 walks
Veal is a 29 year old lefty who has had crazy good seasons. I’d imagine he’ll find a new home soon.
He’s had one good season and was just kicked out of a pretty bad bullpen.
He’s an ABC lefty reliever (anyone but Coke).
Well I don’t know why MLBTR deleted my comment, but as I said before, Putnam had a far better spring than the majority of this pen and I was floored that they didn’t put him on the opening day roster.
Why not Ronald Belisario first? His numbers are far worse in the same amount of innings pitched.
They upgraded their offense this off-season so maybe this is a sign that they will start to upgrade that bullpen a tad more.
I remember Donnie Veal as a Rule 5 pick trying to stay on the Pirates roster all season in 2009. He was wild then, wild now. Sadly, he has been more about potential and being big and left-handed than he has about results, especially after his arm problems.
He has to be better than Phil Coke.