Report: Sox Retain Detwiler On Minor League Deal

Ross Detwiler posted a 6.59 ERA and 1.62 WHIP for the White Sox in 2019.

670 The Score Staff
December 18, 2019 - 3:30 pm

(670 The Score) The White Sox have brought back left-hander Ross Detwiler on a minor league deal, Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic reported Wednesday afternoon.

Detwiler, who turns 34 in March, struggled for the White Sox in 2019, posting a 6.59 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 18 games, including 12 starts. He'll now be given the chance to impress the White Sox in spring training. Detwiler has a 4.60 career ERA.

Whether there's a role that opens for him may depend on what the White Sox do for the rest of the offseason. The pitching-needy White Sox are still in the Hyun-Jin Ryu and Dallas Keuchel sweepstakes. The back end of their rotation has at least one and perhaps two spots open, depending on whether the White Sox slow roll right-hander Michael Kopech's return from Tommy John surgery and workload. Left-hander Carlos Rodon also will be expected to fill a rotation slot when he returns from Tommy John surgery. Rodon is on track to return at some point in the second half of the 2020 season.