The Chicago White Sox strengthened their bullpen depth (players) with a trade.
On the 4th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official website of the Major League Baseball (MLB), reported that the White Sox acquired Franklin German (26) through a trade with the Boston Red Sox. The White Sox gave away minor league right-handed pitcher Deo Denringer 스포츠토토 (27) in return.
German made his big league debut last year and pitched in the bullpen in five games, recording an ERA of 18.00 (8 earned runs in 4 innings). He has little MLB experience, but has built a solid track record in the minor leagues. His career (4 years) record is 13 wins, 19 losses, 10 saves, and an earned run average of 3.93. Last year, he pitched 5-2 with 7 saves and a 2.72 earned run average in 43 appearances in the minor leagues in Triple-A and Double-A. He averages 11.6 strikeouts per 9 innings (3.4 walks per 9 innings).
The White Sox suffered bad news in January. News of closer pitcher Ryan Hendricks (34) fighting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was reported. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a tumor caused by the malignant transformation of lymphoid tissue cells, and Hendrix’s departure is not a small variable.
Hendricks is a professional bullpen resource with a career record of 31 wins, 34 losses and 115 saves in the American Major League (MLB). Last season, he made 37 saves and exceeded 30 saves for the second year in a row. Judging that the bullpen needed reinforcement, the White Sox immediately recruited German, who could be used in the big leagues.
Delinger, who was confirmed to go to Boston with this trade, recorded 2 wins, 2 losses, 5 saves, and an average ERA of 4.47 in 40 appearances in single-A and double-A in the minor leagues last year.