Advertisement

 CLEVELAND (AP) -In the aftermath of another bad performance by their bullpen, the Chicago White Sox optioned reliever Nick Masset to the minors and purchased the contract of right-hander Ehren Wasserman.
Chicago's bullpen is 3-13 with a 7.52 ERA and nine blown saves in its past 58 games. It nearly squandered an 11-2 lead Monday night before the White Sox held on for an 11-10 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
To make room on its 40-man roster, the club transferred third baseman Joe Crede from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has been highly critical of his relievers, and indicated the club might make more than one move this week. However, after consulting with general manager Kenny Williams, the team decided only to bring up Wasserman.
The right-hander went 2-4 with a 2.11 ERA in 38 appearances for Triple-A Charlotte.
``I like him,'' Guillen said. ``He throws strikes. He comes sidearm and that might throw some guys off.''
Guillen was most discouraged by Masset's lack of command. The right-hander went 2-3 with a 7.09 ERA, but was 0-2 with a 10.89 ERA in his last 19 appearances, walking 16 in only 19 innings.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cardinals open definining set against Pirates   Thursday’s Cardinals-Reds series finale ended in the most controversial way possible. Is the Gateway City in for...
Thumbnail Mariners need another victory vs. visiting A's Seattle can’t quite control its own destiny with respect to reaching the playoffs. Yet Scott Servais’ crew won’t stop pushing for that first postseason...
Thumbnail O's inch closer to playoffs; Yanks in spoiler role Baltimore could have wilted following last week’s sweep at the hands of the AL East-leading Red Sox. Instead, Buck Showalter’s bunch is motoring full steam...
Thumbnail Giants' Cueto looks to snatch set from Rockies It’s not quite a must-win situation, but the Giants couldn’t be more excited to hand the ball to Johnny Cueto this evening.
Thumbnail A's try to thwart Mariners' playoff push The Mariners are among the hottest teams in baseball. Yet do they have enough time to creep into the playoffs?
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages