White Sox deal Rienzo to Marlins for Jennings

The White Sox and Marlins exchanged a pair of pitchers Thursday, with right-hander Andre Rienzo going to Miami and lefty reliever Dan Jennings heading to Chicago.

The 27-year-old Jennings is the latest in a line of moves — following the free-agent signings of Zach Duke and David Robertson — that fortifies Chicago’s bullpen. Last season, Jennings posted a 1.34 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 47 relief appearances, 38 of which were scoreless.

“We are pleased to add a pitcher like Dan to our restructured bullpen,” White Sox senior vice president and general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. “He provides our bullpen with more depth and gives [manager Robin Ventura] another viable left-handed option.”

The 26-year-old Rienzo was 4-5 with a 6.82 ERA in 18 games (11 starts) for the White Sox last season. He has a 38-30 career Minor League record and 3.51 ERA over eight seasons in Chicago’s farm system.

–Cash Kruth

1 Comment

The Sox raped the Marlins on this one. Rienzo has very, very little upside.

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