The Chicago White Sox addressed more of their bullpen needs Thursday by trading for Miami Marlins LHP Dan Jennings, in exchange for Andre Rienzo. The move was announced via the team’s Twitter account.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) December 11, 2014
Jennings, 27, has three major league seasons under his belt, and has compiled a 2.43 ERA and 7.6 K/9 in exactly 100 innings. The move bolsters a White Sox bullpen, that was in need of another lefty after acquiring Zach Duke earlier in the offseason.
Rienzo struggled in short stints in 2013 and 2014 with the big league club. He has an overall 5.89 ERA and 5.79 FIP in 28 games pitched (21 starts). He has a lifetime 3.51 ERA in the minor leagues over 8 seasons, and will look to turn his major league misfortunes around with his new team.
The move is a step in the right direction for both teams, in what is considered a small-scale deal compared to the moves both teams have made already in this short offseason. Both teams will likely continue to be active during the Winter Meetings, and the rest of the offseason.