White Sox claim Surkamp off waivers from Giants

The Chicago White Sox say they have claimed left-handed pitcher

Eric Surkamp off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and lost

infielder Brent Morel to the Toronto Blue Jays.

The 26-year-old Surkamp, a sixth-round pick by the Giants in the

2008 amateur draft, went 0-1 with a 23.63 ERA in one spot start for

San Francisco last season that lasted only 2 2-3 innings on July 23

against his hometown Reds. He was 7-1 with a 2.80 ERA between Class

A San Jose and Triple-A Fresno.

He sat out the 2012 season because of an elbow injury.

Morel appeared in 12 games for Chicago last season and hit .200.

He has a .229 average in 194 games.

The moves announced Monday put Chicago’s 40-man roster at

40.