The White Sox have selected the contract of right-hander Ryan Burr, moved injured center fielder Luis Robert to the 60-day IL and placed righty Michael Kopech on the bereavement list, James Fegan of The Athletic tweets.
The 26-year-old Burr has been a member of the Chicago organization since it acquired him from Arizona in August 2017, but he has seen little major league action to this point. He combined for 29 1/3 innings of 5.52 ERA pitching with the White Sox from 2019-20, after which they re-signed him to a minor league contract. The former Tommy John patient hasn’t put up many innings between Double-A and Triple (58 combined), but he does carry a 2.15 ERA in 180 1/3 minor league frames.
As for Robert, it’s no surprise he’s going to the 60-day IL. The White Sox lost the prized center fielder for three to four months because of a Grade 3 hip flexor strain on May 3, so the 60-day placement is just a procedural move on the team’s part.
uh oh Burr and Hamilton on the same team…
Duels might be a good way to take fans’ minds off all the strikeouts.
not the first time too! and they also had Jay for a bit.
Funny story I shared on an earlier post. During spring training the two dressed up as Aaron Burr and Ian Hamilton for a little fun
Cap & Crunch
Funny indeed …
I always remember that Got Milk commercial of “Who shot Alexander Hamilton “……… a true classic
The bereavement list? Definitely wasn’t expecting that.
Yeah, guy limps off with a hammy and is put on the bereavement list a day later. Odd…
Any information on this? Seems like the smartest guys in the room are trying to get around the 10-day IL restriction.
Yea cause when people die it’s always planned out years in advanced and never a sudden thing right.
Maybe. I just lost my Mom, was exposed to covid at the same time. Life is fragile.
Feel free to promote deserving Kubat to take over a BP spot for Foster, Marshall or Ruiz.
Kubat was sent down to Birmingham after struggling in Charlotte.
Charlotte is like a video game. Stats are bad for pitchers and misleadingly great for hitters. Going more on track record for last couple years, good spring training against legit pro hitters without being intimidated, etc.
Met Burr at my cousin’s wedding… hoping he can latch on in the bigs after his TJS
The Baseball Fan (Doesn’t like the Cubs)
Ryan Burr has some solid stuff and can add on to our great bullpen
Since when does a 5.52 Era equal solid stuff?
The Baseball Fan (Doesn’t like the Cubs)
Look at the deeper numbers, era isn’t all that matters
Ummmm ok sure…it’s ok to not LOVE every move ur team makes. This is just a body until Kopech comes back.
Jace Fry back in Charlotte for rehab assignment today supposedly. Hopefully he will be back before allstar break if not sooner, he is coming off surgery so who knows what his timetable is. Good news for them, they can sure use another reliable reliever. A good chance he will be better than Foster and Marshall have been so far, hopefully. Hope those guys can improve on their performance in the meantime.
Good to hear. Someone from the Sox organization must’ve read our previous conversation lol. They could definitely use a quality reliever, and a lefty at that.
I might’ve been quick to compliment Ruiz in our last conversation. He’s been brutal the last week or so. Before that, he was pitching pretty well, though they weren’t exactly high-leverage situations.
Not crazy about Burr, but all the Sox need out of him is 1 or 2 quality outings until Kopech comes back from his “bereavement”. Easier said than done, but who knows. For all we know, he could end up being a strong addition to the pen. Relievers are so hard to predict year to year.
Charlotte played this afternoon I guess. Fry with a scoreless inning and 2 K’s, nice start to his season. You would hope he might be back on the Sox in a couple weeks. He is coming off an injury but at least he doesn’t need to build up his arm strength to multiple innings. When he comes back he could immediately be a better option than Foster or Marshall, hopefully. Hope those 2 improve in the meantime until one of them gets demoted, assuming Fry replaces one of them.
Also heard that Luis is off his crutches and Eloy’s rehab is progressing very well. However, on a sour note, someone in the organization thought it would be a good idea to rename Loretta’s Lounge to LaRusssa’s Lounge and let’s just say it isn’t going over so good.
That’s some great news also about Luis and Eloy. I’m very cautious still, but if both can somehow make it back by Sept, what an enormous jolt that would be for them come Oct. If even one comes back by Sept, that’s huge.
As for LaRussa, I think the only way Sox fans as a whole will be fine with him in the dugout this year is if the Sox win the WS.
And even then…
A part of me says if either can return for the playoffs maybe will not be ready to make an impact. The other part remembers Schwarber for the Cubs.
Schwarber did not play the entire 2016 regular season… hopefully Eloy and Robert both make it back by September and have a month or so to get fully ready to contribute in October. Seems very reasonable to hope for. Only issue is what to do with Eloy when he comes back. You’d have to think they would put him in left and bench Vaughn, I can’t see them benching Mercedes and sticking Eloy at DH. Vaughn has not hit consistently enough to offer much in their lineup compared to Mercedes, not even close. If Eloy does play left, they have to beat it into his head not to run into anything or anyone!! Could see him and Robert coming back only to run into each other since Eloy seems to have no awareness of his surroundings.
Burr’s uncle (auntie?) was great as Perry Mason….
I’ll show myself out……
His brother Bill is also a legendary comedian. : ))