After pounding Noesi, Sox claim him


CHICAGO -- In their unrelenting effort to find pitching help, the Chicago White Sox claimed right-hander Hector Noesi off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

Interestingly enough, it was the White Sox, who contributed to Noesi getting designated for assignment on Tuesday. The White Sox torched him for seven runs in one inning Sunday, as the Rangers were determined to not go any further into their bullpen during a blowout defeat.

The 27-year-old has also pitched for the Seattle Mariners this season, posting a combined 14.21 ERA over five relief outings with six strikeouts. In two outings with the Rangers, before he faced the White Sox, he had 4 1/3 scoreless innings.

Noesi was traded from the Mariners to the Rangers for cash considerations on April 12. He has a 5.81 career ERA over four big league seasons (69 games).

He started 18 games for the Mariners in 2012, going 2-12 with a 5.82 ERA and made 13 minor-league starts last season in the minor leagues.

There was no early indication on how the White Sox plan to use the native of the Dominican Republic, who was originally signed as an amateur free agent by the New York Yankees in 2004.

The White Sox need a starting pitcher for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, but Noesi isn't expected to be in consideration for that spot since his pitch totals are not stretched out.