White Sox announce several roster moves
|Sunday, September 13, 2020, 11:14 AM-|
CHICAGO – Prior to today’s series finale vs. Detroit, the Chicago White Sox made the following three roster moves:
• Purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Jonathan Stiever, the No. 5 prospect in the organization according to MLB Pipeline, from the Schaumburg training facility;
• Optioned right-hander Alex McRae to Schaumburg;
• Transferred left-hander Carlos Rodón to the 45-day injured list.
Stiever, 23, is scheduled to make his major-league debut this afternoon in a start against the Tigers. He combined to go 10-10 with a 3.48 ERA (56 ER/145.0 IP), 27 walks and 154 strikeouts (9.6 per 9.0 IP) over 26 starts in 2019 with Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem. Stiever went 6-4 with a 2.12 ERA (17 ER/71.0 IP) and 77 strikeouts in 12 starts with Winston-Salem after being promoted on June 20.
Stiever, 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, was selected by the White Sox in the fifth round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft out of Indiana University. He will wear uniform No. 53.
McRae, 27, has appeared in two games since his contract was purchased from Schaumburg on September 5, allowing one hit over 3.0 scoreless IP.
Rodón, 27, was placed on the 10-day injured list on August 4 with left shoulder soreness. He is 0-1 with a 9.53 ERA (6 ER/5.2 IP) over two starts this season.