It is official: Erick Threets and Lucas Harrell will be wearing White Sox uniforms for tonight's game against the Orioles.
Harrell has been a starter for Class AAA Charlotte, going 10-10 with a 4.58 ERA. You might remember the right-hander from July 30, when he came up after the Daniel Hudson-for-Edwin Jackson trade. Harrell beat Oakland at U.S. Cellular Field, pitching 6 innings and allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 5 walks.
With Matt Thornton and J.J. Putz headed to the DL, Harrell becomes the Sox' long reliever and Threets pitches middle relief or matches up against left-handers.
The White Sox' bullpen is really beat up, but don't expect GM Kenny Williams to add another arm or two via the waiver wire.
“You're not going to get bullpen help,” KW said Tuesday. “Forget about that. Anyone who goes in anyone's pen now is going to be someone that is on a one-year contract. No one is going to let anyone go who is producing that is on a multiyear contract because they're going to need him for their pen next year.
“You're going to get somebody who is high-priced who is not performing. Well, be careful when you put that claim in because you might end up getting it. And then you take a look at the possibilities out there and you weigh them against what you already have? You go, hmmm. We already have better in-house. So we’ve got what we got."