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.