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White Sox release Pena among five moves

CHICAGO -- Fresh off announcing Robin Ventura as their new manager earlier in the week, the Chicago White Sox did a little housekeeping with their roster.

The White Sox made five moves Friday, one of which was to release right-hander Tony Pena, who underwent Tommy John surgery on Aug. 31.

The team also outrighted pitchers Kyle Cofield, Josh Kinney, Shane Lindsay and Leyson Septimo to Triple-A Charlotte.

All five players will become free agents.

Pena was 1-1 with a 6.20 ERA in 17 appearances before tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Kinney appeared in 13 games with the White Sox, while Lindsay appeared in four. Lindsay became the first Australian-born player to appear for the White Sox.

Cofield and Septimo did not appear in the major leagues this season.

The White Sox’s 40-man roster is now at 36 players.