Sep 4, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Purcey (41) delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Yankees won 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Lefty David Purcey outrighted to Triple-A by White Sox


While most of the attention currently focused on the Chicago White Sox revolves around their signing of Cuban first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu, the team made another roster move Friday afternoon.

Chicago outrighted left-hander David Purcey to Triple-A Charlotte. The 31-year old posted a 2.13 earned run average with 8.2 K/9 and 6.0 BB/9 in 24 relief appearances this season, and was eligible for arbitration this winter.

Purcey was the 16th overall pick in the 2004 Major League Baseball amateur draft, taken by the Toronto Blue Jays. He has spent time with Toronto, the Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers and, most recently, the White Sox.

He has an earned run average of 4.98 in his career, spanning 206 innings over five seasons.

The club’s 40 man roster now stands at 36.

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