Tuesday, June 14, 2011
White Sox strike back, make a waiver claim
By Doug Padilla
MINNEAPOLIS -- After losing two pitchers already this season to the waivers process, the Chicago White Sox got one back.
Left-hander Leyson Septimo was claimed off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday and optioned to Double-A Birmingham. The 25-year old was 2-1 with a 6.37 ERA at Double-A Mobile this season. He has limited right-handers to a .186 batting average (13 for 70).
Septimo has made 135 relief appearances in the Diamondbacks’ system since 2008. He pitched in the 2009 Futures Game and was a 2010 Southern League All-Star.
White Sox right-handers Jeff Gray and Jeff Marquez were both claimed off waivers this season. Gray went to the Mariners while Marquez was grabbed by the Yankees.