Right-hander Scott Carroll has been outrighted off the White Sox’ 40-man roster, according to Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune (Twitter link). The Sox have since announced the outright, but an accompanying move has not been announced or reported.
Carroll, 31, has appeared in three games for the White Sox this season and a total of 47 contests for the South Siders over the past three seasons. Since making his big league debut in 2014 at the age of 29, Carroll has pitched to a 4.60 ERA with 5.0 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in 168 1/3 innings. He’s made 19 starts in that time, though none since 2014, and has been pitching for the Sox’ Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte since mid-May. Carroll’s career work at the Triple-A level is, somewhat stunningly, a near-mirror image of his big league production. He’s totaled 395 innings at the top minor league level and posted a 4.60 ERA that is identical to his Major League mark while averaging 5.3 K/9 against 3.2 BB/9.
It’s not clear how the Sox will utilize the empty 40-man spot for now. The club doesn’t need a 40-man roster spot to activate Justin Morneau from the minors, as he signed a Major League deal and is already on the 40-man roster. The Sox could use the spot to select someone from their minor league ranks that isn’t currently on the 40-man or could be keeping it open as they explore the trade market for center fielders, as they were reported to be doing earlier this afternoon.
Yeah right. Probably Carl Crawford and his dusty bat.
I didn’t think he was in baseball anymore. I’m sure dumb and dumber forgot about him. I can’t wait for new ownership! Since Jerrys gone, how long before they’re sold
hopefully its because they are signing Edward Mujica
Guessing Brad Goldberg or Brian Clark, unless they need a starter for Rodon’s spot, which, come to think of it is most likely. Ranaudo’s been their best guy in AAA but he’s also given up a ton of homers.
Rodon needs to go back to Charlotte for a stint.
very sad day for us Sox fans
Clearly this move indicates the White Sox are going to add a pitcher to the active roster who is not currently on their 40-man reserve roster. My guess would be a starting pitcher with Carlos Rodon on the 15-day disabled list and the club not having a scheduled off-day until August 1st.
The only two in-house candidates who deserve consideration based on recent performance would be AAA starter Anthony Ranaudo or the White Sox #1 prospect Carson Fulmer who is currently at AA Birmingham. Raunado just threw 8 shutout innings tonight (Thursday) and would be in line for his next start on Tuesday in Seattle if called up. If Fulmer is promoted he could be utilized immediately for work in the White Sox bullpen which has been the clubs m.o. with their top pitching prospects in recent years, including Chris Sale and Rodon. Curiously, Fulmer is not listed among the probable starting pitchers for any of the upcoming Birmingham Barons games after pitching a lights-out inning in relief at the Future’s All-Star game last Sunday. Other AA pitchers have been listed as probables for upcoming games with the exception of Saturday’s contest which is TBD.
Do you guys remember that time when Milton Bradley got doubled off second in Detroit when playing for Seattle?