White Sox send Troncoso to DL, call up Petricka

The Chicago White Sox placed right-handed reliever Ramon

Troncoso on the disabled list Saturday with inflammation of the

lining around his heart.

To take his spot on the roster, Chicago purchased the contract

of Jake Petricka.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Troncoso complained of

chest pains on Friday and was taken to a Twin Cities hospital,

where he remained Saturday.

The 30-year-old, whom Ventura said knew about the condition

after a flare-up three years ago while with the Los Angeles

Dodgers, could still be released Saturday.

”There was no other thing to do but send him there,” Ventura

said. ”It’s serious stuff where you just don’t take a chance. Let

the medical people take care of it.”

Petricka is 5-0 with a 1.31 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 54 2/3

innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season after a 5.39 ERA

between Single-A and Double-A as a starter in 2012.

”It was a complete surprise because there was a lot of guys

down in the pen, but there were a few guys in front of me, I felt.

I’m just happy for the opportunity.”

The 25-year-old is a graduate of Faribault High School about 50

miles south of Minneapolis. He makes his offseason home in the

suburbs. He expects more than 30 friends and family members at

Saturday’s game in hopes of seeing his major league debut.